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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

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  1. Horticulture Semester 1 2012-2013

  2. Welcome Back! • Introduction • Seating chart and entry task – unique thing about you! • 4 corners • Room Tour and Grounds Tour • My Expectations • FISH!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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…

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 9/12/12 Wednesday • Entry Task • FREEBIE! • Let’s go pot up some trees

  12. 9/13/12 Thursday • Entry Task • Please share about your tree planting efforts yesterday: efficiency, effort, leadership, safety, etc. • FINISH planting the trees!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. Today’s Work and Tools • Shovels • Gloves • Hoes • Pruners • Rakes • Mulch • Bucket

  18. 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.

  19. 9/20/12 Thursday • Entry Task • What safety considerations should we have when planting trees in the school landscape?

  20. 9/21/12 Friday • Entry Task • SAY SOMETHING NICE! • Table leaders – gather papers, paper clip and turn in • Finish rain garden maintenance.

  21. 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.

  22. 9/25/12 Tuesday • Entry Task • What systems do you think keep a greenhouse an optimal environment? • Build fans from directions.

  23. 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.

  24. 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?

  25. 9/28/12 FridayWeek of 9/24 to 9/28 • Entry Task • SAY SOMETHING NICE! • Table leaders – gather papers, paper clip and turn in

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Wednesday 10/3/12 • Entry Task • What safety considerations will we need to use when using rooting hormone liquid?

  31. 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

  32. 10/4/12 Thursday • Entry Task • What do you think helps compost break down into soil?

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. 10/10/12 Wednesday • Entry Task What gas do plants use to make sugars? What gas do they let out?

  36. 10/11/12 Thursday • Entry Task • Free 2 points for field trip permission slip

  37. 10/15/12 Monday • Entry Task • Name some native plants or trees.

  38. 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)

  39. 10/19/12 Thursday • FREE!

  40. 10/19/12 Friday • Entry Task • Say Something Nice • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.

  41. 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.

  42. 10/23/12 Tuesday • No Entry Task

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 10/26/12 Friday • Entry Task • Say Something Nice • Table Leaders please gather the papers, paperclip, and turn them in.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Today’s Work • Transplant trees • Prepare flats for spider plant plantlets.

  49. 10/31/12 Wednesday • Entry Task • How would you propagate a aloe plant? Tradescantia? Spider plant? Ivy?

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