7th Grade Headstart

Seventh graders worked one recent October afternoon with TPS gardener Brian Jordan to harvest several plants -- corn, beets, and potatoes -- to get a headstart on our winter curriculum. Starting in December, the 7th grade will study the Seeds of Change, five objects that were put into motion in the Age of Exploration and have since changed the course of history.

The five Seeds of Change we study are corn, sugar, potatoes, disease, and horses. Since corn, beets (inspired by sugar beets, a common source of sugar), and potatoes are harvested earlier than our curriculum begins, this was a good preview into some of the transformative species we'll be studying in a few months. Thank you, Brian, for making this hands-on introduction possible!