• The Gardening Team

Gardening Across The Pond

A seed was planted a couple of years ago all the way across in the pond in England when my mom was visiting some dear friends. She connected with our longtime friend's niece, Caroline and learned that she was a 4th grade teacher. She told her all bout my book and programs I was creating that were helping kids, families and teachers. Needless to say when my mother returned home, we sent Caroline a copy of my book.


Just this past Friday I received the most unexpected, wonderful email from Caroline. In her first week back at school with her students, she introduced them to my children's book, You Are a Gardener® and the vocabulary of the program.


"When you are a patient with a seed, it will sprout when you least expect it and bloom at just the right time." Shanna Truffini


"Hi Shanna,

I just wanted to share with you (permission sought from my head teacher) the work our class has done this week on the premise of your book.   We have spent the week using your book in guided readings to discuss emotions and feelings. The children were asked to write poems, here are a selection, I hope you can manage to read them. The children are in year 4, which is 8/9 year olds.


Thanks again for gifting me the book, it’s been invaluable this week.

Lots of love

Caroline xx"



The children were asked to write poems, here are a selection, I hope you can manage to read them. The children are in year 4, which is 8/9 year olds.



It's encouraging to see that the language of flowers, weeds and seeds is now transcontinental. The application is universal thanks to Caroline and her year 4 class. You are gardeners!


Cheers,

Shanna


If you would like to learn more about introducing the

You Are a Gardener® Program into your classroom and expand on your current Social Emotional Learning (SEL) systems, please send an email to flowers@youareagardener.com.