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Horticulture. Semester 1 2012-2013. Welcome Back!. Introduction Seating chart and entry task – unique thing about you! 4 corners Room Tour and Grounds Tour My Expectations FISH!. 4 Corners. Corner A, B, C, D Walk to show your answer

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horticulture

Horticulture

Semester 1

2012-2013

welcome back
Welcome Back!
  • Introduction
  • Seating chart and entry task – unique thing about you!
  • 4 corners
  • Room Tour and Grounds Tour
  • My Expectations
  • FISH!
4 corners
4 Corners
  • Corner A, B, C, D
  • Walk to show your answer
  • Before we start, silently pick someone you think you have little in common with. You may be surprised
  • Sit back down and discuss.
9 5 12 wednesday
9/5/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task:
  • Write down one project from our tour yesterday which you are looking forward to.
  • Per 1 and 2 room tour
  • Per 2 and 3 – tour for building expectations
  • Finish FISH!
introduction to horticulture
Introduction to Horticulture
  • Cards
    • FIRST and LAST NAME
    • Your strongest intelligence
    • Your goal for a grade
    • Hopes for the class
    • Concerns for the class
  • What is Horticulture?
  • Syllabus – units we will cover, grading, materials
  • PARENT CONTACT AND SIGNATURE DUE MONDAY!
  • Your learning goals – choose a topic from syllabus to write on leaf…
9 6 12 thursday
9/6/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task:
  • What do you think is the most important behavior of successful leaders?
  • Per 2 and 3 Syllabus and MI survey
learning commitments help shape them
Learning Commitments – help shape them…
  • GOAL: create a list of commitments to be successful leaders.
  • Each team will brainstorm THREE successful leadership behaviors we can commit to. Try to keep them short and sweet, yet cover all the key points.
  • Share and find common themes.
  • This class will have a poster of their leadership commitments.
week of 9 10 9 14 9 10 12 monday
Week of 9/10-9/149/10/12 Monday
  • Entry task
  • How does the issue of SAFETY impact HORTICULTURE class?
  • Think of 3 issues or places.
  • Turn in your syllabus!!!
sunny or rainy
Sunny or Rainy
  • If Sunny, we will finish planting the trees in pots. AND write down a list of each variety and how many of each.
  • If Rainy, we will complete our leadership commitments poster. AND review safety concerns in horticulture.
9 11 12 tuesday
9/11/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What would be the most efficient way to plant the trees? Think of roles, set up, tools, etc.
  • What safety issues should we consider while planting the trees?
  • Head outside to work on tree planting…
9 12 12 wednesday
9/12/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task
  • FREEBIE!
  • Let’s go pot up some trees
9 13 12 thursday
9/13/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • Please share about your tree planting efforts yesterday: efficiency, effort, leadership, safety, etc.
  • FINISH planting the trees!
9 14 12 friday
9/14/12 Friday
  • Entry Task:
  • SAY SOMETHING NICE!
  • Table leaders – gather papers, paper clip and turn in
  • SAFETY – controlling hazards and safe lifting
  • Extra Time? Write down list of tree varieties.
9 17 12 monday
9/17/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • Identify the hazards in this scenario:
  • Tom and JJ decide to install a 3 foot deep drainage ditch near the school. They see wires above and a sign “Call before you dig” but they figure school grounds are safe and begin digging anyway.
safety controlling hazards
SAFETY – controlling hazards

ORDER OF PRIORITIES:

  • #1 - Remove the hazard
  • #2 - Improve work policies/procedures
  • #3 - Use protective clothing/equipment
  • Complete the safety worksheet front and back
9 18 12 tuesday
9/18/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What do you consider important about maintaining school grounds or landscapes?
  • SUNNY – weed rain garden and add mulch
  • RAINY – complete list of landscape trees and research TWO for their environmental requirements.
today s work and tools
Today’s Work and Tools
  • Shovels
  • Gloves
  • Hoes
  • Pruners
  • Rakes
  • Mulch
  • Bucket
9 19 12 wednesday
9/19/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task
  • Rain gardens filter pollution out of rain and runoff water. How is this a good example of “low impact development”?
  • SUNNY – move stepping stones and mulch area near district office.
  • RAINY – complete list of landscape trees and research TWO for their environmental requirements.
  • Where should the tree you chose be planted around the school? Consider light and moisture requirements.
9 20 12 thursday
9/20/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • What safety considerations should we have when planting trees in the school landscape?
9 21 12 friday
9/21/12 Friday
  • Entry Task
  • SAY SOMETHING NICE!
  • Table leaders – gather papers, paper clip and turn in
  • Finish rain garden maintenance.
9 24 12 monday week of 9 24 to 9 28
9/24/12 Mondayweek of 9/24 to 9/28
  • Entry Task
  • SAY SOMETHING NICE!
  • Table leaders – gather papers, paper clip and turn in
  • Finish rain garden maintenance.
9 25 12 tuesday
9/25/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What systems do you think keep a greenhouse an optimal environment?
  • Build fans from directions.
9 26 12 wednesday
9/26/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task
  • Do you know when Oakville’s average frost date is? How could we find out?
  • Rebuild the broken wheelbarrow
  • Build 3rd garden bed from instructions
  • Move tarp to back of greenhouse to kill weeds.
9 27 12 thursday
9/27/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • What area around the school are you most interested in maintaining or improving?
  • Discuss heating system: Mr Mann – what do we still need to install? Mr Johnson – is our propane tank full?
9 28 12 friday week of 9 24 to 9 28
9/28/12 FridayWeek of 9/24 to 9/28
  • Entry Task
  • SAY SOMETHING NICE!
  • Table leaders – gather papers, paper clip and turn in
10 1 12 monday week of 10 1 to 10 5
10/1/12 Monday Week of 10/1 to 10/5
  • Entry Task
  • What ways do you know of to make more plants out of one plant?
  • Read in Plant Book about Propagation….gather materials.
10 3 12 tuesday
10/3/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What safety considerations will we need to use when cutting plant parts with sharp tools?
  • Take notes on propagation!
propagation techniques
Propagation Techniques
  • How is layering done?
  • How do you propagate plantlets?
  • Climbers or trailers – pick a vigorous stem, pin it down in compost in a small pot (nick the stem first). After rooting, cut the stem.
  • Take the miniature plants and press it down into moist soil. After rooting, cut the stem.
propagation continued
Propagation, continued
  • How are stem cuttings taken?
  • What about leaf cuttings?
  • How are divisions completed?
  • Choose a non-flowering shoot and cut it 3-6” long. Take leaves off bottom half. Slice bottom with razor blade. Dip in rooting hormone. Put in hole in soil and firm.
  • Similar to stem cuttings but use a leaf stem instead.
  • Knock plant gently out of container. Pull apart sections of the plant, leaving each with plenty of root.
wednesday 10 3 12
Wednesday 10/3/12
  • Entry Task
  • What safety considerations will we need to use when using rooting hormone liquid?
list materials for leaf stem cuttings
List Materials for Leaf/Stem Cuttings
  • Cutting tools: clippers or scissors; razor blades (scalpel)
  • Gloves
  • Wheelbarrow for moving soil
  • Pots of right size filled with soil
  • Water and measuring cups or beakers which won’t tip
10 4 12 thursday
10/4/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • What do you think helps compost break down into soil?
10 8 12 monday
10/8/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • You will be receiving participation points for daily effort from 5 to zero.
  • What behavior would deserve a
  • 5 - working whole period, no interruptions, good attitude, team player
  • 4 – ask to leave or quit early but otherwise good
  • 3 – not working whole period or bad attitude
  • 2 or less – barely working or bad attitude or worse.
  • Please turn in entry task sheet from last week.
  • Finish compost bin.
  • Work on large intake fan motors!
10 9 12 tuesday
10/9/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What systems do you think keep the greenhouse an optimal environment? Think about light, air flow, water, heat, etc.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: PERMISSION SLIPS FOR FIELD TRIP.
  • DUE THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th!!
  • Finish large fan.
  • Hang small fans that we built.
  • Take down shade cloth.
10 10 12 wednesday
10/10/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task

What gas do plants use to make sugars? What gas do they let out?

10 11 12 thursday
10/11/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • Free 2 points for field trip permission slip
10 15 12 monday
10/15/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • Name some native plants or trees.
10 16 12 tuesday
10/16/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What do you think will be the most important part of being a HS leader?
  • RIGHT AFTER LUNCH TOMORROW: come to my room!!! Wear layers, coats, good shoes (no flip flops)
10 19 12 friday
10/19/12 Friday
  • Entry Task
  • Say Something Nice
  • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.
10 22 12 monday
10/22/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • What kinds of plant products does your family buy for the winter holidays?
  • What do you think other families buy?
  • Brainstorm items we might sell.
  • Design a short survey to see what our community would buy.
10 23 12 tuesday
10/23/12 Tuesday
  • No Entry Task
10 24 12 wednesday
10/24/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task – explain to the substitute the kind of survey we are designing and why…
  • Complete your survey. You may work together.
  • 10 questions
  • Images to show the community
  • Remember to ask how much money they are likely to spend; whether they could shop afternoons, evenings or weekends; and if they would consider buying in advance of delivery….
  • Plus anything else you’d like to know for this survey!
  • Save your work and print a copy
10 25 12 thursday
10/25/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • Share with me your survey. What do you think needs to be completed? What are you most happy with? What questions still need to be asked?
  • Complete surveys – copy 20 for each student.
  • Over the weekend, conduct and collect surveys with people (friends, family, other) who you think would be likely to shop with us.
  • SUNNY – complete compost container.
  • RAINY – transplant TREES and tradescantia.
10 26 12 friday
10/26/12 Friday
  • Entry Task
  • Say Something Nice
  • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.
10 29 12 monday
10/29/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • What structure of plants absorbs water?
  • How do you think the water gets from the roots to the rest of the plant?
  • Read the provided pages describing plant propagation.
  • Take notes on the pages. You may highlight…
  • Tomorrow we will begin spider plant propagation – know that procedure well.
10 30 12 tuesday
10/30/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What did you learn about plantlet propagation in yesterday’s reading?
  • Describe “how to” propagate by plantlet.
  • Discuss surveys – you are each responsible to bring back TWENTY by the end of the week.
today s work
Today’s Work
  • Transplant trees
  • Prepare flats for spider plant plantlets.
10 31 12 wednesday
10/31/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task
  • How would you propagate a aloe plant? Tradescantia? Spider plant? Ivy?
today s work1
Today’s Work
  • Transplant trees
  • Prepare flats for spider plant plantlets.
  • Review how to propagate by plantlet.
  • Plant 1 flat each of 4 inch spider plants.
  • Clean up sawdust.
  • Ask Mr. Mann if he needs any of the wood near wall (or dumpster).
11 1 12 thursday
11/1/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • What do you think are the top 3 things to make a person HIRABLE? EXPLAIN.
  • Are those the same things which help people keep good jobs? EXPLAIN.
slide53
Jobs…
  • Take the “would you hire yourself survey.”
  • If you answered “always” or “usually” on all of them, you are probably a good student and would make a good employee.
  • Review the “how to get and keep a job page.”
  • BRAINSTORM - all the jobs you can think of which might involve horticulture. (HINT – this can be nearly anything where plants are involved, from agriculture to Zoo Landscapes).
11 2 12 friday
11/2/12 Friday
  • No entry task.
  • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.
today s work2
Today’s Work
  • From the following list, choose 3 qualities or skills which you have.
    • TOP 10 QUALITIES EMPLOYERS SEEK
    • • Communication skills (verbal and written)
    • • Honesty/integrity
    • • Teamwork skills (works well with others)
    • • Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
    • • Motivation/initiative • Strong work ethic
    • • Analytical skills • Flexibility/adaptability
    • • Computer skills • Organizational skills
  • Write an essay to explain the qualities and skills you have. Describe some experiences in which those qualities or skills helped you. And, how you imagine they might help you on the job.
  • One page minimum.
11 5 12 monday
11/5/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • Which qualities or skills did you describe in your essay on Friday? These are your strengths.
  • Which of the items on the list do you think you need to work on? List 3. These are your challenges.
  • GREENHOUSE – plant spider plantlets.
11 6 12 tuesday
11/6/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • Give yourself 2 free points if you have your essay ready to turn in.
  • Turn in your essays!
  • Homework--GET 10 COMPLETED SURVEYS BY TOMORROW!!
  • Today: finish spider plant propagation…1 flat each.
  • Prepare 1 flat each for Tradescantia Cuttings.
11 7 12 thursday
11/7/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • Do you recall the steps for stem cuttings? List them here…help each other or look at the text we highlighted.
  • Today: finish spider plant propagation…1 flat each.
  • Today: 1 flat each Tradescantia cuttings.
  • Prepare 2 flats each for root divisions of succulents and geranium cuttings.
11 9 12 friday
11/9/12 Friday
  • Entry Task
  • Say Something Nice
  • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.
11 13 12 tuesday
11/13/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • Reread the paragraph on root divisions and summarize here.
  • Today: 1 flat EACH stem cuttings Tradescantia
  • ONE WREATH each…begin
11 14 12 wednesday
11/14/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task
  • What cellular process do you think helps the plants grow new roots? HINT: where do those new root cells come from?
  • Finish wreaths
  • TOMORROW – performance assessment on propagation techniques – review rubric
11 15 12 thursday
11/15/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • What are the 3 kind of propagation techniques you should know and be able to do?
  • Greenhouse – practice!
  • When finished, prep a flat for geranium leaf stem cuttings. Clean up geraniums…do some leaf stem cuttings. PUT THEM ON HEAT
  • Take down shade tarp – fold…coil rope.
11 16 12 friday
11/16/12 Friday
  • Entry Task
  • Say Something Nice
  • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.
  • TALLY holiday sale results – make a graph
  • Field Trip Permission Slips due Tuesday Nov 20th!!!
11 19 12 monday
11/19/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • Is there anything you can do for a garden in the fall/winter?
  • Greenhouse – performance assessment!
  • When finished, prep ONE flat each.
  • Take down shade tarp – fold…coil rope.
  • Complete compost container.
  • Weed tree pots
11 20 12 tuesday
11/20/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • Which of these 3 areas are you most interested in? One of these will be your winter school garden focus area…
    • Worms and composting
    • Construction and soil moving
    • Cover crops and planting
  • Take shade tarp off greenhouse
  • Review school garden project…assign focus areas…begin research.
11 21 12 wednesday
11/21/12 Wednesday
  • No Entry Task
  • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.
  • Read packet.
  • Take Notes.
  • Turn in your notes.
today s work3
Today’s Work
  • Clean up geraniums…do some leaf stem cuttings. PUT THEM ON HEAT
11 26 12 monday
11/26/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • What is the definition of cover crop or green manure? What is its purpose for the soil?
  • Turn in field trip permission
  • Discuss reading packet from before break.
  • Answer questions.
reading packet construction
Reading Packet - construction
  • Read and review the packet.
  • Discuss
  • Summarize, list materials, and list steps of constructing raised garden beds.
11 27 12 tuesday
11/27/12 Tuesday
  • Entry task
  • What might be some good leadership behaviors when working with youth?
reading packet composting and worms
Reading Packet – composting and worms
  • Read packet
  • Answer questions
11 28 12 wednesday
11/28/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task
  • No Entry Task – field trip
11 29 12 thursday
11/29/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • List some carbon containing compostable materials.
  • List some nitrogen containing compostable materials
  • Finish worms and composting questions.
  • Extra Time – clean up sawdust outside…fix wheelbarrow.
11 30 12 friday
11/30/12 Friday
  • Entry Task
  • Say Something Nice
  • Turn in Entry Task Papers
12 3 12 monday
12/3/12 Monday
  • Entry Task
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned in your focus area while researching last week? Explain.
  • Review timeline.
  • Consider starter ideas…
  • Choose the ideas you like.
  • Begin project outline.
12 4 12 tuesday
12/4/12 Tuesday
  • Entry Task
  • What steps will you need to complete BEFORE the younger students attend your workshop?
  • Begin this list…
today s work4
Today’s Work
  • Brainstorm steps for project outline.
  • Research more materials or ideas as needed.
  • List materials you may need – where might you get those? Will you need to make some phone calls to ask? How much will you need?
  • Remember the “parts” of your workshop:
    • Entry Activity
    • Learning by observation and talking
    • On site activity
    • Take something home
  • What will happen in each “part”?
12 5 12 wednesday
12/5/12 Wednesday
  • Entry Task
  • Review your rubric and timeline.
  • What will you be graded on for the school garden project?
  • What is due on Friday IN WRITING?
  • What will you do today?
project outline
Project Outline
  • Write down your steps to finish to get ready BEFORE the workshop…
  • What will you need to get ready? What materials will you need?
  • AND what you will do in each PART of the workshop.
  • Remember the “parts” of your workshop:
    • Entry Activity
    • Learning by observation and talking
    • On site activity
    • Take something home
  • What will happen in each “part”?
12 6 12 thursday
12/6/12 Thursday
  • Entry Task
  • What will you do during each part of your workshop:
    • Entry Activity
    • Learning by observation and talking
    • On site activity
    • Take something home
12 7 12 friday
12/7/12 Friday
  • Entry Task
  • Say Something Nice
  • Turn in your entry task papers for the week.
  • Show me a complete project outline by the end of class:
  • All steps to be completed before workshop and TIMELINE of completion
  • All parts and activities during workshop: entry activity, learning activity, on site activity, take something home.