Jayda Rose Torres, teacher at
Brooklyn New School p.s.146
Pre-k through 5th
Math, Sience, Social Studies, Spanish, Music, Art, Movement, Health,Gym and The Enviorment, how to keep plants safe and healthy, Enviormental science, argriculture, Composting, Ethics.
Well I’ve had experinces because I am a fifth grader at BNS and a way to make learning easier is every grade has a culture to study. Matt, Green Guy teacher,” would use this to plant flowers with grades Pre-k through 2nd, rice with 3rd graders because they study china, three sisters garden with the fourth graders because they study Native Americans and last but not least corn with the fifth graders because we study the Mayans. We have a program called Garden to cafe. We harvest what we planted and cook it and have a festival. Matt got a certificate for a certain amount of money and he plans on using it to make an Eco Casita in one of our playards an if I win a Window farm for my school I will leave it here at the school when I graduate so Matt can put it in his Eco Casita and the kids and Matt will enjoy it.
Our school will benifit by learning different ways of growing plants in an enviormentally friendly way. Our Eco Casita is going to be a 100% enviormentally a friendly classroom. I can imagine the Windowfarm sitting there in our Eco Casita with beautiful plants in them because they match perfectly with the Eco Casita part of OUR school.
Our school doesn’t believe in test. In our school we collobarates with each other in small groups and then we come together as a whole class. We discuss what we observed and learned. In that meeting the teacher observes if the children are learning or not. If you would come in one of our meetings you would see the learning and observing that goes on.