Real Stories
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | Filed under Student Behavior , Language Arts , Fine Arts , Math

    Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School has gourds growing in their garden! Students and teachers have been trying to grow  gourds for 3 years, and due to their patience and persistence they now have these beautiful guords to show for their efforts.  Students are also excited about all the grub worms they are finding!

    What's growing at your school? Please post a story and share so others can see all the neat plants and veggies in your garden!

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  • Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Filed under Student Behavior , Language Arts , Fine Arts , Math

    Six schools are the newest members of the REAL School Gardens community. Fifty-five school staff, parents, community members, volunteers, and students came together for the REAL School Gardens Retreat event on October 2-3, 2009 at the Firestation. The schools are T.A. Sims Elementary, I.M. Terrell Elementary, and Lowery Road Elementary from Fort Worth; Hobbs Williams Elementary and Thurgood Marshall Elementary from Grand Prairie; and the Academy at Carrie F. Thomas from Birdville.

    The weekend’s events began with a formal dinner followed by a Q&A session with five students who shared their experience learning in their school’s garden. One student explained, ...

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  • Monday, October 12, 2009 | Filed under Student Behavior , Language Arts , Fine Arts , Math

    Texas Christian University students volunteered at REAL School Gardens to help prepare materials for upcoming REAL People Networking Events. These students were from a community action class from the Texas Christian University Center for Community Involvement & Service-Learning which provides them the opportunity to see the different needs of the community. Students learned about the mission of REAL School Gardens and were able to see the different elements of a nonprofit organization.

    A special thank you to the Texas Christian University students and all of the individuals who volunteer with REAL School Gardens. We appreciate your efforts in making children’s ...

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  • Friday, October 9, 2009 | Filed under Student Behavior , Language Arts , Fine Arts , Math

    REAL School Gardens welcomed 11 Dig In schools into the community on September 11 and 12, 2009 at the Bowles Life Center in Grand Prairie, TX.  This event was a first for REAL School Gardens, as the 11 participating schools have existing school gardens and are partnering with REAL School Gardens for additional support. Grand Prairie schools taking part in the event included Bowie Elementary, Crockett Elementary, Lyndon Baines Johnson Elementary, Sallye Moore Elementary, Colin Powell Elementary, Sam Rayburn Elementary, and Ervin C. Whitt Elementary. Also participating were four Dallas schools: Victor H. Hexter Elementary, Robert E. Lee Elementary, Alex ...

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