A Spin on Horticulture: Floriculture with 4th Grade Class of CL Taitano
Sinajana, GUAM – On April 18, 2017, the 4-H Youth Development and Outreach Program was greeted with anxious faces of CL Taitano’s 4th Grade class. Mr. Borja’s 4th Grade class has taken a spin on our traditional workshops on horticulture and has branched out into its subfield of Floriculture. Upon seeing the students again after their Spring Break the students were anxious to share with us their ideas about the different types of flowers that grow on Guam and which do they hope to grow and plant for themselves.
During this day’s presentation, 4-H discussed with the students the different types of flowers in the world and on our island, along with the different parts and purposes of the flowers. For the day’s Life Skill Activity, the students ventured out onto their campus to gather the different flowers they had on campus and indicate the different parts of the flowers. During their activity, the students had to practice the 4H Life Skill Wise Use of Resources. According to the 4-H Life Skill definition of Wise Use of Resources the students learned to make right decisions, not be wasteful, to be responsible and to make a plan that will help them achieve their goals. The students shared many examples and several things they can work better on so that they can use their resources wisely. After a thorough and enlightening discussion the students applied the Life Skill perfectly, by having communicating with one another, sharing the items they found to students that weren’t able to find them, and most importantly use the materials provided by 4-H wisely.