COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—Some of the kids at Hayden Meadows did not let winter weather stop them from growing flowers for a good cause.
The Green Thumb Club at Hayden Meadows got a head start on spring after planting daffodils and red tulips in their kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.
Hayden Meadows teacher, Vern Harvey said the project had become a classroom phenomenon. It teaches students how to measure clearly, collect data and graph.
"It truly is a hands-on learning activity," said Harvey.
Not only was the project a great learning experience for students, it will also go to a good community cause.
The flowers will be shared with local assisted living residents for Valentine’s day.
Harvey said the idea to deliver the flowers to assisted living residents came from a student whose mom worked at at one when the greenhouse got started years ago.
The students at Hayden Meadows enjoy the time they spend in the greenhouse, according to Harvey.
"The greenhouse and the magic that happens there mesmerize students. They watch how soil and water becomes the life giver of seeds and plants. They are awed by the transformation of seed to fruit bearing plants," said Harvey.
Harvey said that even though the Green Thumb Club was small, with about 12 students, they take pride going the extra mile after school filling pots and baskets. They also clean and organize the greenhouse.