Cyclamen, verbena, morning glory and beautiful perennial plants at Hellyer School? It’s true. Budding botanists from Transitional Kindergarteners to 6th graders can be seen tending to the beautiful flowers throughout the school grounds. Early in the morning, sounds of TK and Kindergarteners sharing their knowledge of what they learned in their Project Based Learning about plants with their family could be heard between rows of cyclamen, verbena, morning glory… Students of all grades are seen throughout the days watering the perennial plants and pulling the weeds even on the cold days of February. Their laughter and constant chatter bring smiles to their proud parents and families.
All of this pride and beauty were made possible with the caring hearts of many people: the generous donation of Mr. David Blea of Orchard Supply Hardware Silver Creek, the transport of the plants by our lovely secretary Mrs. Maria Mejia, and the planting of the flowers by the talented 4th/5th graders under the guidance of their teacher Mrs. Nguyen.
Come visit Hellyer School to see how Project Based Learning is helping the young students learn about plants, and to define living and nonliving things.