Friday, September 12, 2008

Fourth Grade interviews

Fourth Grade Twin Gardens

Mrs. Warnke’s Class asks: Does your garden have a bunch of weeds?
Mrs. Lenard’s Class: No not really we have whole bunch of plants. We went out to the garden last week and cleared it out.

Mrs. Warnke’s class: What kind of flowers do you have?
Mrs. Lenard’s Class: We currently have a sunflower, passion fruit vine which is native to Oklahoma.

Mrs. Warnke’s: What makes your garden so special?
Mrs. Lenard’s: We have different plants. We shaped our garden to show the state of Oklahoma. Our short term goals we are going to create mountains and rivers in our garden. We researched Oklahoma geography and found out where the Arkansas River and the mountains in Oklahoma are located. We are going to place Lake Eufaula on our map because that is the largest body of water in Oklahoma. Our garden is going to a visual map of Oklahoma.

What is growing on the Passion Vine? Fruit and white really cool flowers.

Why did you pick Oklahoma to be your garden Theme? We thought it would be a really cool idea. We brainstormed a large list of ideas and we decided all the ideas could be placed in the Oklahoma garden. We wanted to create a living map and learning tool to create our garden.

Are you going to cut a river into the garden and fill it with water to create water? We are going to use marbles blue and clear to create the effect of a river.

What plants are you going to plant in our garden? We are going to plant items that grow in Oklahoma.

Mrs. Lenard’s Class asks:
What are you doing in your garden? We are planting berries like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and grapes.

What do you have in your garden? We have sunflowers, and a large variety of berries.

What is your garden called? The Berry Garden

What makes your garden special? We have very large sunflower. We have berries and grapes. We have items that can feed a person if they were hungry. Our garden is very healthy. We are trying to figure out how the sunflower appeared?

What does the garden look like? We do have a few weeds; we have some blackberries with thorns.

Do you have carrots? No we have Berries and one sunflower. We do have some fruit trees around our garden.

Are you going to add river or pond? No we do not want to hurt our plants roots.

Do you grow anything else besides berries? No we only have berries and one sunflower.

Do you have any animals in your garden? No maybe occasionally a frog might hop by… We estimate about 200 frogs may be hopping about in the entire garden.

Monday, July 21, 2008

I was helping Mr. Mike, By Samuel, Kindergardener

I was working in my garden and I was planting in my garden. I was watering my garden and getting water on me too! I was picking up weeds and putting them in the compost with Mr Mike.
I like the flowers, and bugs drink the nectar from the flowers. And butterflies drink nectar from the flowers too! And honey comes from nectar. And we eat the honey.
My garden has a lot of flowers, it doesn't have any more space. In my garden I planted two things!

Jordan's blog

The garden is really nice. And I mean really nice. We have a teachers sweat award and a kids sweat award! Its where the people who work very hard, the others will vote for who wins the kids sweat award. The teachers sweat award is when the kids give the teachers flowers or mint for the teachers sweat award.
My pen pals name is Connor. He is really nice but I haven't heard from him ever since I got his first letter.
In my garden I have so much mint that I can't take it any more! It is filling my garden! Its just like a big, huge plant in the middle of my garden, all the way to the edges! And I also have strawberries, and I have frogs!!! I planted lavender. I planted some radishes, red and white ones, of course, I really love to plant flowers and i have two types of flowers, one of them is a sunflower. The second one is a mystery flower. I don't know what type it is. If I get another seed packet of that mystery flower, I really love it.
When ever I see my garden at night it looks so beautiful! And I really love the mint that's in my garden, I love to eat it! Its really, really tasty. My garden has the most mint in the Global Gardens. And frogs are really really cute, and watch them just catch a bug is so cool!! :)
Whenever they hop into your hands its just so cool!
Come and see our garden and if you want to donate anything you can. Blueberries are just so cool.
Your friend,

Monday, June 9, 2008

Daniels first day! by Daniel, second grade

Hello my name is Daniel. I am new in global gardens. I plant a lot of plants in my garden and I take the weeds out of the garden because if I don't take the weeds out it will kill the plants. I planted strawberries in my class garden and I never miss behave in global gardens.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Julian's letter to John at Rosa Parks

Dear John,
My name is Julian and I read your letter. So what you need to do for your chinese lantern is to pull out the weeds and the easy way to do it is to put water on it and then pull it out carefully. The other way is to pull it by the bottom and make sure the roots are all the way out. So I hope your chinese lantern works out to be what you want it to be and keep planting!
We looked up the chinese lantern and it is orange and it looks like the size of a radish. I liked how it was your favorite plant and someday you will be a wonderful gardener!
I'm nine just like you!
from Julian Corrie

Worm Story by Kyree, second grade

This story was written after the second graders observed earthworms and put them into their garden to live. They were asked to write a story of what the worms are doing in the garden now that they live there...

The worms might be eating a plant. They might be having fun. One had a baby. They might meet. The worms made a home. My worms name is Kymen. I watched him leave. He made his new home. They are in a better place now. He has his own family now. I miss him. I will see him and he was mine but I miss him.

A story of the Garden, by Kyree, second grade

I like the plants and they are beautiful. We planted some and I like them. I like the grapes. The garden is cool and the roots are pulled and the garden has gotten better. I like the worms. The worms are pretty.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ms. Lenard's class speaks!!

Greetings!! We are Ms. Lenards 4th grade Global Gardeners. We would love to share some of our experiences and experiments with you.. so pull up a comfy toadstool and let's chat!!
Our class is very thankful for our garden. Gardening has taught us many valuable lessons. We have learned about teamwork, sportsmanship, kindness and generosity. We would love to have you join us in the wonderful world of gardening. All you need is a little dirt, a few seeds a lot of faith and strength and courage.
Our garden plot has an Oklahoma theme. All our plants are native to our beautiful state. We have Indian Blankets, sunflowers, black-eyed susans and purple cone flowers. We also have a passion vine and that's where our experiment begins. We are experimenting with worm castings{ That's a fancy name for worm poop! It will make our vine grow faster than just regular soil. Unfortunately neither vine is doing well at this time. we are not sure if the worm castings have anything to do with this or if we damaged the vine when we transplanted it..
we will keep you posted.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

global gardens by zuleyka

global gardens is the best because this place make us be so happy that you never want to go home. then some guests comes and some students give them a tour to them .then people come and see our gardens that we have. so that is global gardens i hope you enjoyed it. thank you for reading it bye bye........

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Hello everyone i am glad you are here reading this up date.We are now partners with
the rosa park kids and we are sharing global gardens with them.We were supposed to write to them.The only person who has writened a letter is DonRe' the new and a very special student.We appreciateher for all her work we hope she stays her all the year.Thank you DonRe'.

Monday, March 31, 2008

How our garden changed

Our garden changed a lot. I went outside to our garden and I found bulbs!!!!!! I saw my tulips,daffodils,crocus's and more! Also all my plants have came back to life from the winter especially my pansies they look beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! They look a lot more better from the winter they looked dead when it was winter but now they look great. My chive I have a lot more chive leaves!!! and I picked a radish and it was huge!!!!!! My lettuce has grown so big I can almost have a salad. Although everything in my garden is growing. My fall plants such as my kale is dying out because it is not cold anymore. But it is okay because I have a lot more plants growing. Such as my mint it has spread all over my garden. I have so much stuff in my garden that before we planted the bulbs I had to dig up more to my garden so I could all the bulbs I wanted in. It was a lot of work to plant them but it was definitely worth it. I hope you are able to take a look at them. I hope you enjoy them. Bye

Friday, March 7, 2008

Global Gardens is the best!

Global Gardens is the coolest yet because you get your own garden. You get to do activities for example are we painted signs and hung them on the fence so you might see them.

How we got the Global Garden website

The reason we are able to have our own website is because a very caring man heard about Global Gardens. His name is Mr.Dennis. We all love to write on the blog and we like to see our pictures that we took with a camera. We love to keep people updated on our garden. This Global Garden website took about three months to finally finish. We are planning on giving him thank you cards and gifts for what he did for us. I really wanted to appreciate him so I wrote on this website. Sincerely Marcus

Thursday, March 6, 2008


It is so nice and so fun. I love global garden so it is nice. Love Jordan

New Flowers by Duncan 4th grader

Welcome fellow learners. We have many new bulbs. Most of them are Irises. The garden was messy until I cleaned it up. Please come and see our garden. We have many
wishes. One of them is for you to be happy.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

rodney's global garden day

Today was my day. I went to global gardens and painted my sign. Anyday I can go to global gardens at school is cool. Mr. mike, a teacher at global gardens, brought a big piece of wood.We found out it is over 100 years old that's old. Today was cool.Diana said that we probrably don't have school well we did. booo! We had global gardens yeah!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Diana's report

Tonight we are going to get a 50% chance of storms. It will be cold and stormy. We may not have school or global gardens tomorow. The weather will be muggy. The next day we might have school. School might be opened or it might not.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Guess What?by Nikki

We have been going on trips lately and we are about to break a record!For the last 2 weeks we've gone on a field trip every Friday and we are about to go on another one Friday,8,2008 in February(yes,that's the way it's spelled...)and These trips are awesome!Well,I gotta go,but I'll post more field trip updates later.....

Monday, February 4, 2008

by tatyana about global gardens

About global gardens is a great place to be.We are so happy about this program after school.The the teachers are great.They make you laugh.There are many kids that think global gardens is uncool for big kids in a higher never no unless you try it.You'll think it's come on in.Have fun.The theachers are great.So have fun.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

gloabal gradens dream graden by tatyana

Here are some ideas for global graden dream garden,our garden title is called rock and couger spot that idea was made by Meranda.we want our dream graden to have colorful flowers.Flowers with srong stems,so when they die they can grow again.Other
schools can have gardens.Colorful flowers that bloom in the spring.Gardens shape as a
vase.Use flowers and other plants to spell out global gardens.Vote if we want to make
our gardenyellow.Maze, pound,smell herb and flowers.We would like our garden to be the greats garden ever.We love everbody who is in global gardenes.

Friday, January 25, 2008

why are cashews dangerous? by samantha

I was doing some research on why cashews are dangerous and it says that you have to cook the all the toxin out of the nut.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The five kids from brazil

One day on Jan.23,2008,we,the Global Gardeners at Eugene Field Elementary,met five people from Brazil.Their names were Vinicius, Danielle, Wesley, Naldo,and Lais.They are the only people I've met that come from Brazil and they left a giaganticly fantastic impression of the Brazilians.I think they're great!If I ever get to pick a place I'd like to visit I'd pick Brazil.I'd love to see my grown up friends once more.I'd spend two weeks there having fun,learning and I would get the best out of everything.On that day we gave a tour of our school.The person we gave a tour to was Naldo.He was really fun.I met all of the others ,they were also fun.I got to know them very well.When they came they were the bomb!I accualy really like them.They are cool!If my friends are reading,please come again!We love you!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Global Gardens has changed a lot since the time we started. From all we been through and if we didn't even have Global Gardens we never would have met other people. We are a family now and we care for each other, we share with each other, and we even show respect, care, love and peace. Now if you had respect others then you should remember they will show respect to you so remember just be yourself. Sincerely,
Alexis Franco

Global Gardens by Jordan

I love global gardens! It's cool and I think it's nice. love jordan

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Japanese gardens by Junior

Welcome to global gardens we are trying to get plants from all around the world. We have a lot of the flowers and vegetables, and some fruit from the United States of America.

I do not know if we have got any gardens as beautiful as the ones in Japan. There are a lot famous gardens in Japan and in Japan the gardens look wild but very neat.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

5th grade Global Gardener Marcus

Have you been to Global Gardens? Global Gardens is a fun place to be. You can make your own garden and grow your own things. This program is free. You can grow fruits and vegetables. When its winter you can prepare your self for Spring and in my opinion is the best time for plants to grow. Its very fun and easy. In fall you can grow pumpkins and every thing that grows in fall. This is a nonprofit organisation. Remember Gardening is not just what we do it is who we are.

Monday, January 14, 2008

global gardens is especialy for you! by Samantha

dear viewers, we are painting signs. we would like for some people to join global gardens. it's very fun.we can do a lot of things& if it rains and we planned an outside day we can be very flexible.we are also looking for sponsors & mentors.we would like everyone to be able to see our garden any time.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Global Gardens by Marcus 5th grader

Have you checked out Global Gardens? Global Gardens is a peaceful place to be. You have the opportunity to make a garden and experience having the best time in your life. You can make friends and most importantly you have fun. You can experience this at Eugene Field Elementary, the best school. There is no other place like Global Gardens so join now. Global Gardens is not just what we do it is who we are.

Keep A flower In Your Heart

If you want to have your own garden,come to
Global Gardens at Eugene Field Elementary School.
Gardening is not just what we do, it's who we are.
And if you're having a bad day, I always say
keep a flower in your heart. And everyone can
be a global gardener.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

global gardens is special by kyle, 4th grade

we love you and may you always have a smile on your face. We hope your dreams come true.

How to make a sign by the Global Gardeners

This is a list to make a sign that the global gardeners came up with.
1. Purpose- peace, to say something that we speak from our hearts as one, expressions, cooperation, to teach a lesson, to create a feeling, to label things.
2. Size.
3. Make a design. Sketch it on paper, plan it out, decide the colors.
4. Paint background.
5. Sketch sign on painted wood.
6. Paint sign carefully, but have fun too.
7. Seal it for protection.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Come in! by Junior, 5th grade

Come in and join our community. Come and see our beautiful Global Garden! Visit our garden, where we give tours where you will see beautiful gardens.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sneak Peek By Nikki

Okay.We have wood donated by the Hille Foundation,and we are going to make signs.Here are some of our ideas on purpose...

Brenda- They should show peace.
Nikki- They should say something that we speak from our hearts as one.
Brenda-They should should show expressions...
to create a feeling!
Tamara-and then there's labels...

And now for the size picking...
Ali-make a design!...And pick a size!..Oh,and we need to sketch out,plan it out,the colors...
Now the back ground...

Mrs.Oakley-if we paint the back ground really fast,what will happen?
Ms.Smith-like with spinners.if we just really quickly throw a spinner together,
then do a spinner really slowly and follow the steps,which one will work better and look better?
Ali-the one you made slower!
Mrs.Oakley-If I took a brush and painted the back ground really fast, then I immediately painted the letters on,what would happen?
Tamara-the colors would bleed through?
Nikki-And you might have a blob of paint on one part,and barely any on another part!

And that concludes our sneak peek of our top secret mission!!!

SEE YA!!!!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Guess what? By:Mileena and Daniel

We have a new web site. It is for the Global Gardens. We hope you enjoy it. It is really fun to see. The pictures are really great, and some are funny, awesome, and cool. The best thing is you can e-mail us at any time. This is your choice to see, it's OK not to see. There may be a lot of activities! Come and check it out sometime! This is the web site Come see it soon!