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Wednesday, April 23 2014, 09:23 AM MDT
Uprooting Students from the Classrooms to the Garden
(KUTV) – It is a lesson where no textbooks are needed. Second-graders at Copperview Elementary School are spending class time outdoors working in the school garden. Not only are they getting an opportunity to learn how to work in a garden, they are also getting some exercise. In fact, a two-year study by Cornell University suggests that kids at schools with gardens were moderately physically active at school for 10 more minutes every week. “It is a great way to help kids have an academic experience but also have some physical activity that is much more fun than sitting at a desk reading a book about how to do something.”

Principal Chanci Loran says kids also get a valuable learning experience by working in the garden. “They are learning the process of a life cycle and they are also learning about hard work and caring for a product.”

In the fall, the vegetables are harvested and given back to all the green thumbs at the school. The garden was donated by the United Way.

(Copyright 2014 Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Uprooting Students from the Classrooms to the Garden


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