2010 Teacher Winner
School: Cascade Elementary School, Fourth Grade
Project: Growing and Planting Young Minds
Currently, students at Cascade Elementary work in conjunction with Seeds of Nutrition and Georgia Organics (Farm to School) to improve their eating habits. In an effort to provide all students with the opportunity to plant and harvest, Ms. Greer enhances the school’s gardening program through the use of indoor GrowLabs. GrowLabs not only enable teachers to plan creative lessons, they also allow students from each grade level to garden year-round. Specifically targeting and improving scientific knowledge, concepts and processes by providing hands-on experiences, the mobile GrowLabs also increase understanding of math, social studies and writing standards.