Cheryl Fischer, a teacher I know who’s on leave, invited me to bring the class to her community garden plot. Since we are currently discussing “community” and learning about maps, this seemed a good opportunity to combine the two themes and put the kids to work! After some practice orienting a map, we discussed which routes were possible/preferable to get to our mysterious destination. I offered up no other information other than the tantalizing clue on the map.
After a short walk, we got to the garden, where I discovered that some (no doubt well-meaning, helpful) person had wiped out the tomato plants that I had checked on only that morning! Not to worry (much)–there were many, many carrots. (And yes, also beets, for those that care about those).
As you’ll see below, it was a pretty carrotty afternoon.
This from Brayden: