Rosemont 6th Grade Center

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3908 McCart Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110

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A picture of the pumpkins grown at Rosemont 6th Grade School

A picture of the lizard hotel at Rosemont 6th Grade School

INSTALLATION DATE

Spring 2006

AWARDS

  • 2011 REAL School Gardens Community Outreach Award For Potato Scholar

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Special thanks to those who help to keep our garden growing:

  • Jacqueline Falcon, Garden Coordinator
  • NASCAR
  • Texas Motor Speedway

IN THE NEWS

WHAT ARE SOME LESSONS TAUGHT IN THAT GARDEN?

  • For choir, it has been a beautiful place to perform.  Teachers have also used the space to help students experience the sound of the voices in different acoustical environments.
  • For science classes, the garden has provided an environment for teaching weathering, erosion, force/motion, rock cycle, physical/chemical changes, field investigations and many other hands-on lessons that are best taught outdoors.  Our science class has also used the garden for science fair projects and to teach the scientific methods.
  • The garden is an ideal location to teach math and lends itself to real-world lessons on fractions, area, peremeter, etc.  We have measured and charted the height of tree trunks to the first branch over time and the circumference of the tree trunk over time.  We have also measured and charted planting depth and spacings.
  • "Soilerrific" was a class that taught students about difference types of soil and other science outdoor projects.
  • The garden continues to teach students and adults healthy choices.
  • Having an outdoor classroom has provided us a place to sit and reflect before writing and language arts lessons.
  • We enjoy having REAL School Gardens Educator Mr. V visit our school for garden integration lessons.  During the last lesson, he educated our students - and teachers - about ethnobotany, native plant life of the surrounding environs and their historical uses.
  • Our school counselor takes students there to talk or to unwind when they are upset.  The counselor plans to use the garden as a setting for group therapy.
  • Our Junior Master Gardener club site makes great use of the garden.  They have planted, transplanted, dug, weeded, fertilized, watered, cleared and other horticultural tasks.
  • For science classes, the garden has provided an environment for teaching weathering, erosion, force/motion, rock cycle, physical/chemical changes, field investigations and many other hands-on lessons that are best taught outdoors.  Our science class has also used the garden for science fair projects and to teach the scientific methods.