By Jessica Dennis
This article first appeared in the Washington Island Observer
The fifth grade students have been learning extensively about plants lately! We have been learning about the different classifications, ways plants reproduce, and why photosynthesis and cellular respiration are so important. We started a “mini-garden” in our classroom of Cosmo flowers, cherry tomatoes, and bell pepper, starting from seeds! These plants will eventually be going into raised garden beds outside at the school through a partnership with Gathering Ground (courtesy of some very wonderful people who are passionate about gardening/ agriculture/self-sustainability). The fifth grade students are excited to monitor and take care of their plants; we even have bean seeds hanging in the window with well wishes to see a bean plant grow!