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Dia de los Muertos: Marigold Flowers

Tags: Class Ideas, Fall, October, Dia de los Muertos, Outdoor, All-Grades, Halloween, marigolds, paper flowers, Hispanic Heritage Month Time : 50 mins  Author: Vicki DeBusk  Outline Greeting and Review Meet in your normal spot. Ask students - “Has anyone...

Becker Bee Buzz 10.15: Complexities of Bee Husbandry

Becker Bee Buzz 10.15: Complexities of Bee Husbandry

In the last two months, I’ve noticed that the bees in the Freddy Mercury hive have become increasingly aggressive and defensive of their hive. The last two visits were particularly "hot". At first I thought that high humidity or heat was causing them to be ornery....

Pumpkin Science

Pumpkin Science

In this class, we bring the pumpkin into the lab. Measure, weight, count, eat and learn about pumpkins and more.

Introduction to Compost

Introduction to Compost

This week's Virtual Green Classroom Lesson is all about compost. Compost can be used to help soil retain water and fertilize lawns and gardens without chemicals. It's nature's way of recycling natural materials. What is compost? Compost is GREEN organic matter such as...

Mapping: Two Lesson Plans To View Our World

Mapping: Two Lesson Plans To View Our World

Maps are invaluable tools that help us navigate our world, connect us with neighbors, link us to our past, situate our stories, and inspire us. Maps can be spatial, temporal, linear, and three dimensional. They can be based on memory, they can be impressions, or they can represent exact dimensions. Creating and sharing maps is as important as learning to read maps.

Pollinators and Pollinator Gardens

Pollinators need food, water and shelter. We can make our environment pollinator friendly by planting flowers in groups to keep pollinators safe, making sure there are sources of water, providing shelters like hives, and leaving areas of soil uncovered for ground nesting insects.

Becker Bee Buzz 9.24: Hive Tours

Becker Bee Buzz 9.24: Hive Tours

Becker bobcats have been visiting the bees for the past few weeks. Thank you donors for your generous support and helping out with the hive inspections. There has been a lot of activity over the summer. Bee robbing (by bees from other colonies) decimated the weaker...

Fall Equinox

Fall Equinox

Welcome to our virtual Green Classroom! We're missing your bright faces and helping hands this fall! But we are still here and we invite you to explore the programs we have available this year. This year the green classroom is going to be different than previous...

The Equinoxes, Vernal and Autumnal

The Fall Equinox is a time for harvesting as the summer crops slow down their production and cold weather veggies like Broccoli, kale and salad greens return from their summer slumber. Here in Texas it may still feel a bit warm until mid October so we often take time in September to clear our garden beds, amend the soil with compost, and start anew.

Introduction to Compost

What is compost? Compost is GREEN organic matter such as vegetable scraps mixed with BROWN matter like dried leaves. Microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria and other bugs like rolly pollies, and earthworms help decompose, or break down, the food and plants into healthy, nutrient-rich soil which is important for all gardens and the earth.

Composting

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. In nature, microorganisms such as bacteria and larger organisms such as earth worms and fungi digest and breakdown organic material such as leaves, dead plants, and animals. Composting is managing the decomposition process

As the Garden Grows: Green from the Start

As the Garden Grows: Green from the Start

In 1992 the Green Classroom was three years old and already brimming with ambition. Not only was gardening a favorite activity for Bobcats, but Carla Marshall was diligently teaching lessons about environmental sustainability relevant to their elementary curriculum....

As the Garden Grows: 31 Years of the Becker Green Classroom

As the Garden Grows: 31 Years of the Becker Green Classroom

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.Audrey Hepburn Last fall when I attended the Becker Green Classroom orientation, I was planning to spend an hour each week outside with my daughter’s pre-K class - but only in a vague sense. It sounded lovely and interesting...

Remembering Garden Classroom Founder Carla Marshall

Remembering Garden Classroom Founder Carla Marshall

Since the garden’s founding in 1989 the Becker Green Classroom’s mission has been full of hope: to facilitate environmental stewardship, wellness, and equity for Becker Elementary students and their community, in an experiential outdoor learning space. Created by...

Becker Bee Buzz 6.3: Requeening Hives?

Becker Bee Buzz 6.3: Requeening Hives?

It's been a dramatic couple of weeks, and there has been lots of activity in the hives. I believe both hives have requeened themselves. During each inspection, I check to see if we have a queen. I look for eggs, larvae, and capped brood, as well as honey. Do you see...

Broccoli (or Cauliflower) Palooza!

Did you know you could eat the whole broccoli plant? This lesson is a culinary tour of broccoli or cauliflower plants. Harvest, prepare, cook, and eat every delicious and healthy part of this plant.

Becker Bee Buzz 5.20: A Home for Our Bees

Great news! AISD has approved our site location for bees. This doesn't actually mean anything right now, but it's still exciting. We will transfer the bees to the new site once things settle down. A few things will need to happen...

Becker Bee Buzz 5.24: Meet Beemione

Becker Bee Buzz 5.24: Meet Beemione

This little lady landed on Joaquin, and he immediately recognized that it was Beemione. Our friend is a worker bees. Worker bees are hardworking ladies, and they serve many roles over the course of their short life spans. When she is young (3 to 12 days), as a nurse...

Becker Bee Buzz 5.21: All Hail Queen Freddy Mercury

We have a winner of the name-a-queen raffle! Lavender Marsh won the queen naming raffle. Her choice for queen bee name is Freddy Mercury. Meet Queen Freddy Mercury. There she is, just right of center. Her body is longer than the workers around her...

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