In Kindergarten Science (K-LS1-1) we use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. The needs of plants for light, soil, water and space to grow is observable. We would like a hands-on experience, an outdoor classroom in addition to the use of media, to grow plants and observe. We are asking for a community garden, specifically a raised garden bed for our new kindergarten playground. We (all 4 classrooms will team up and create a garden twice a school year. All children will be a part of the process. We would plant twice in both September and again in the spring. Each child will have the opportunity to plant, compost, water/ tend to the garden and harvest both vegetables and flowers! We would be able to extend our observations with activities including math, science, writing, art, reading and celebrating with a harvest of hopefully good food to eat!