Author Archives: Krista Rodriguez

Evidence of Spring

I wandered through the garden on a quiet April morning recently, enjoying all the signs of life returning after the dormant Winter.  I’m sure I could visit daily and find new and exciting growth!  Nature is a powerful tool for … Continue reading

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Classroom news!

It’s been a busy Spring out in the ARE garden, filled with a lot of construction!  Our classroom structure is now nearly complete-only a few finishing touches remain.  The next major step is to have the concrete flooring poured and … Continue reading

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Earth Week at ARE

We had such a great time last year with our Earth Week planting we’ve decided to continue the tradition!  Every class will be spending time out in the garden this week cleaning, weeding, and of course adding more beautiful plants … Continue reading

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Spring Flower Sale is on!

Our annual spring flower basket sale is on NOW!  We’re running things a little differently this year and we think you’re going to love it!    For $30.00 you will recive a voucher than you can take directly to the … Continue reading

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HUGE Thanks!

  Our McMenamins Restaurant fundraiser was a huge success.  Your support dining at McMenamins in Sherwood last Tuesday earned the ARE garden and outdoor classroom over $1100.00!  Those funds will be directly invested in the development of our dynamic outdoor … Continue reading

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There’s wisdom in the forest

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Come join us at McMenamins!

  Dine out at the Sherwood McMenamins on Tuesday, February 10th, from 5:00 pm until close and you will help the Alberta Rider Elementary School Garden grow! No need to bring a flyer or even declare your garden support, our … Continue reading

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Environmental Education (EE) makes a difference

Time spent learning in nature can have a profound effect on a child’s state of mind and depth of learning.  Studies have shown that time spent outside can reduce stress and anxiety in children and can help deepen student’s understanding … Continue reading

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School gardens around town

Alberta Rider is not unique in having a school garden.  Many other area schools have successfully incorporated gardens into the school grounds and the day to day life of the student body. One nearby example is at Charles F. Tigard … Continue reading

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History al fresco

In Spring of 2014 our 4th grade students delved deep into Native American history.  As part of their group project they wrote an original play.  Our woodland garden provided the ideal location for their presentations. Mrs. White’s class presentations were … Continue reading

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