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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Filed under Volunteering , Community , Family Activities

     

    As a college student, I can be the first to admit that I spend way too much time inside, glued to a computer screen, or texting on my cell phone. Adults struggle with getting outdoors and in turn, children are having the same struggle. Ronda Grimes, in the video posted below, gets right to the point when she says that our children are living in a world of technology that hinders their ability to get outside and actually enjoy that time outdoors. Here at REAL School Gardens, we think it's not only important for kids to be outdoors but ...

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  • Thursday, March 14, 2013 | Filed under Volunteering , Student Behavior , Community , Instructional Aids , Science , REAL Supporters , Smart Potatoes

     

     

    REAL School Gardens, Surgical Care Affiliates, The United Way and Richardson Bike Mart were part of an amazing occasion held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Gaylord Texan Resort for the children of the organization, Bea’s Kids.  This event was created to increase interest in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM.  This event not only reached out to the areas of STEM, but it also gave the kids confidence and a feeling of accomplishment after creating each project. 

     


     

    With around 200 volunteers and about eighty children involved, ...

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  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | Filed under Language Arts

    What's growing in our learning gardens? A pocket of joy, a good dose of activity, and a bushel of remembrance- according to the Victorian language of flowers, plants symbolize emotions and expressions. Oregano means joy, Thyme for activity, and Rosemary for remembrance, all perfect expressions of growing successful students in our vibrant school gardens. 

        

     

    What do the plants say in your garden?

    Here is a list of common plants in REAL School Gardens and what they mean.

    Peppermint: Warmth of feeling

    Potato: Benevolence

    Sage: Good health and long life

    Coriander: Hidden worth

    Fennel: Strength...

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