Monday, June 14, 2010
Central Alternative High School
To create a focus for all this writing, one of the experiences was to create the Central Gardens. We worked with the art teacher to consider what art was needed, and a pathway was created. We worked with the special education students and a gazebo was built. We worked with the technology teacher and developed web pages for each of the flower beds. We worked with the science teacher to understand plants, soil, and weather. We worked with a mathematics teacher to decide which plants to plant where using the inclination of the sun.
The gardens will belong to someone else now, and there is no room at the new location for perennial gardens. The hope is that the new location will somehow be able to give the students love and security, a sense of family and home, and quality alternatives leading to social, emotional, and academic growth.
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