What do you notice about the different seasons?
How did the school garden change during each of these seasons?
What do you notice about vegetables available in winter versus summer?
Why aren’t they all available in every season? Why do different plants grow in different seasons? How can you explain the differences?
Children noticed that the leafy greens that were left in their school garden, unprotected from the cold temperatures, were wilted and frozen. They also noticed that the green leafy vegetables were in the spring section of the chart but not in the winter section.
As small groups of children compared the collection of winter vegetables in the FoodPrints classroom and weighed them on the kitchen scale, the conversation focused on not only the weight of each vegetable, but the differences in the coverings of the root vegetables and the thick skinned winter squash.