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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Our Garden

Yesterday was a most amazing day as Cannon's backyard was transformed into the most beautiful learning garden! Special shout-outs go to Real School Gardens, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, The City of Grapevine, GCISD Board of Trustees, GCISD staff, and our own Cannon community of staff and parents.



Yesterday's lessons were about vision, community collaboration and hard work!







Future lessons will be around stewardship of this gift, responsibility and continuing to build this garden.

The curriculum connections are limitless. Scholars will utilize the garden to learn about plants, animals, interdependence in nature, wind power, solar power, the water cycle, nutrition, weather, and environmental studies... just to name a few. The garden will serve as a space for peaceful reading, inspired writing and mathematical thinking.








Additionally, scholars will grow the lifelong skills of collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and citizenship.

I believe the garden will give scholars a space to build skills and develop habits that will last a lifetime.

It is certainly a privilege to serve in a school where vision becomes reality and where an entire community is willing to come together to create a most remarkable learning environment for kids.











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