A big thanks to our Shep Community for coming out in support of the plant sale benefiting our garden here at Shepardson. With your generous shopping we raised $1532.25. We sold most of our hanging baskets and succulent dishes by noon, which was a great problem but a disappointment to those who stopped by in the afternoon. Next year we will order more. Thanks again for your generous support!
Tuesday May 10th we will have our Spring Plant Sale with proceeds benefitting the ongoing maintenance of our garden here at Shepardson STEM Elementary. We will be selling plants from Gulleys Greenhouse. Gulleys is known for exceptionally high quality plants and we will be offering these at below retail price. Hanging baskets, succulent gardens, fairy gardens, vegetable and herb starts. Great for you and great for our school! Please stop by, we will be selling outside in the front of the school throughout the day.
Mrs Hawkes 2nd Grade students are just one of the classes working this week through the Design Process to create models for Hoop Houses. We hope to build the actual structures in the next couple weeks over our raised beds.
This February, Shepardson is celebrating Engineering month. One of the great projects the kids are working on involves a problem we need solved for our school garden. Our state of Colorado often has snows and certainly cool temps late into the month of April and May preventing us from having our soil warm enough to appreciate a variety of crops before the students leave for Summer holiday. This week during Engineer month, we will introduce the problem and set the parameters. The students working collaboratively in small groups, will begin to work on the Design Process to solve the problem. Here is just some of moments captured in photos of the process. More pictures to come throughout the week. Be sure to stop by the Media Center to see the structures that kids have come up with to solve the problem.