Here is how the project went:
Great! Students help build the frame for the greenhouse and a large group helped out. We were able to use a lot of recycled materials and a large part of the mini-grant went to supporting two other projects in the school- 4th grade started worm composting, 1st and 2nd grades all grew sunflowers in the classrooms.
Through this project I/we learned:
Taking a project slowly is important and that students can accomplish and learn a lot with some guidance.
What I/we might change:
The weight of the greenhouse makes it challenging to move around and it will need stained to protect it over the longer term.
My/our favorite part of this project was:
I loved having students work with power tools that have never used them before! They felt empowered and trusted!
Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:
Students loved using power tools to assemble the greenhouse! We also used the plexiglass dividers (we have a lot hanging around our school from COVID) for the greenhouse.