Our spring expedition is titled: Flour City to Flower City. For our first case study, we discussed the process of how wheat becomes flour, how flour goes from farm to table, and the process of planting and growing a variety of seeds. For our second case study, students will learn about George Ellwanger, the famous horticulturist who changed and beautified the Rochester landscape with the opening of the Mt. Hope plant nursery where he grew and sold many varieties of ornamental plants and trees, which can still be found throughout many of our parks today.
Field studies will include visiting the Lamberton Conservatory and Lilac Festival to share their native plant drawings and facts about George Ellwanger. Students will also tour Ellwanger Garden and historic Mt. Hope Avenue. To weave the Flower City theme into our DCS culture and community, 2nd grade will plant a perennial and native plant garden., create clay pinch pots for seed starting, as well as magnets of their native plant drawings.
Ms. Haynes, Ms. Hartzell, Ms. Stata & Mrs. O’Brien