The Janney Garden will support Janney’s core values and will provide a plethora of opportunities for learning and growth for Janney students and all members of the Janney community. The vision and purpose of the project are as follows:
The Garden Vision is well-aligned with the Janney Vision. Janney prides itself as being a community of learners that promotes respect and responsibility and that strives to cultivate in its community the skills, values, and confidence to support a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. Janney encourages children to be joyful, active learners who are confident and ethical citizens of the school community and can apply this to the larger global community. The four pillars of the Garden Project Vision support the core values of Janney: Achievement, Inquiry, Equity, Collaboration, Reflection, and Experimentation.
The Janney Gardens will be an important part of the curriculum and extra-curricular life for students.
Curriculum Integration: Opportunities to teach and deepen students’ achievement on DCPS standards across all subject areas including science, math, language arts, social studies, history, geography and fine and visual arts.
Each grade level will work on a garden that relates to the science and/ or social studies curriculum.
Learning Outside the Classroom: The garden will also provide our community with opportunities to extend their learning beyond the traditional academic realms.
Club Connections – Recycling, Green Team, Lunch Time Clubs, Enrichment Classes
Healthy Food Project Nutrition Education – From Seed to Table: harvesting, food tasting, meal planning, preparing food, cooking, canning projects, and selling herbs and canned goods
As a part of the curriculum, the Janney Garden Project will be lead by Janney faculty, and curriculum integration will occur primarily through the science program. However, Janney faculty will partner with all members of the community to reach our vision: