Think Outside the Classroom
Curriculum Guide: A Growing Relationship is a curriculum guide for elementary school teachers written to integrate the school garden and classroom lessons. ‘AGR’ has 15 farm-based curriculum units with lessons geared towards children in grades K through 5. A Growing Relationship by Holly Hill Farm Frank White (owner), Jon Belber (Education Director), and Ted Hirsch (South Shore Charter Public School, Norwell MA) is available for purchase for$10.
Programs designed for teachers & their classes.
This format includes a planning session with teachers and Friends’ staff prior to the program, and encourages post-farm activity, supplemented by classroom lessons designed by the teacher and aimed at school learning goals.
- We advise participating teachers to include a minimum of two trips to the Farm in their curriculum design.
- Consultations with schools and teachers are built into the fee structure.
- Teachers are invited to bring snacks and/or picnic lunches.
Attendance Limits: Maximum 50 students per day.
Teaching Units: No more than 10-12 students per trained staff member.
Time: 2 hours at the Farm for younger groups and 3 hours for older groups.
For more information, email Jon Belber, Education Director or call 781-383-6565.