Lesson 4. Garden Transitions (Page 21)

  • Students will observe and evaluate the needs of a garden according to the season
  • Students will create a list of garden tasks according to season and formulate a plan to implement them
  • Students will prepare the garden space for the coming season
  1. Compare/contrast to the needs of a garden/ plants to the needs of humans (Macro/micro nutrients, sunlight, water, air).

  2. Students will be able to list a variety of the fruits and vegetables available during each of the four seasons. USDA What’s in Season?
  3. Students will expand on previous knowledge and list two main macro and micro nutrients found in foods. Compare answers with another Student.


Fruity Granola Yogurt Parfait
Did you know? Commercially available granola is often toasted with oil and honey, making it high in calories. So, it’s important to choose low-fat granola, when available.

½ cup granola, low-fat
recipe line¾ cup (6-oz container) vanilla or plain yogurt, low-fat
recipe line½ cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries or bananas (use frozen fruit if fresh isn’t available)

Adults: Measure out all ingredients to be used. Provide stemware or clear drinking glass or bowl.
Kids: Layer ingredients any which way you want in a glass, such as half of granola, yogurt, and fruit, then repeat. Eat with a long spoon.

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Serving size: 1¾ cupsEach serving provides:
Calories: 410
Carbohydrate: 76 g
Protein: 15 g
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sodium: 180 mg
Vitamin A: 25%
Vitamin C: 20%
Calcium: 35%
Iron: 10%
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Core Curriculum Standards

Reading Standards for Informational Text: (RI)

  • 1.1- 6.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • 1.2- 6.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • 1.3- 6.3: Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • 1.7- 6.7: Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills: (RF)

  • 1.4- 6.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Writing Standards: (W)

  • 1.2-6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Speaking and Listening Standards: (SL)  

  • 1.4- 6.4: Report on a topic or text, or present an opinion.
  • 1.1- 6.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Language Standards: (L)

  • 1.1-6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.