Tulip Tip From Texas
Jo Leland, who for years managed the Official Journey North
garden in Texas is getting smart after all these years: "We'll be tracking tulips on
a specialized map that shows where all current gardens are located," says
Leland. "This will simplify things for the younger kids and save time
(our most precious commodity) for everyone.
Here's what I did:
Click for large map.
printed a copy of the map that shows where all Journey North
gardens are planted. (Use the map published in the December update.)
took it to the local copy shop and had it enlarged.
trimmed off the edges so it would go into their laminator--and
walked out with a specialized map for under $5.00.
Too Many Tulips?
No such thing! But if younger students are overwhelmed
with tulip data, follow the suggestion of 1st grade
teacher Patti Prieves: "As the first reports
come in, we choose 5-10 places to record on our class map. We choose another
5-10 each time we receive a new report. Throughout the spring, we keep track
of when tulips in these gardens emerge and when they bloom. The map becomes
an important, ongoing fixture in the room or hallway."