Traci Tackett 2015-2016

Pikeville Independent

Traci Tackett 2015-2016

Pikeville Independent

Biography

Project Title: Every Child a Gardner

The students at Pikeville Elementary School have implemented a vegetable garden where many different vegetables are grown. Last year the mini-grant was used to purchase basic tools, seed and row cover. This year the garden is going “techy” through the addition of mini iPads. The plant varieties will be labeled with QR codes to allow research to take place in small groups outside. The goal is to implement small group learning stations in the garden for the purpose of managing whole classrooms during instructional time.

 

Project Title: Connecting Farms to Schools 

S.T.A.R.S. Mini Grant Recipient 

Our Community Problem Solving project goal this year is introducing locally grown produce into our district cafeteria. In doing this we are helping kids in our school district eat healthy and fresh foods. To start, we began by trying to connect farmers to land. We are also educating teachers and students through QR codes and KELP Documents in our garden that teach about the vegetables. In order for more vendors to be able to supply our school we had our Superintendent approve adding vendors to our bid list.

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