This year's crop of fourth graders are looking like promising gardeners. My colleague has already taken her class out to work in the garden three times. I took mine for the first time to do an outdoor lab. They were to observe biotic and abiotic things in the garden and record it in their science journals. They also had the opportunity to sketch what they observed.
We were treated to an entire lifecycle. Seems some industrious ladybugs decided to help us control our aphids and white flies on our zucchini plant.