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Learn to plant and maintain strong, healthy trees that will thrive for generations.

Planting and Caring for Seedlings

For classrooms in the Sacramento region, complete our interest  form to inquire about receiving acorns and planting materials to utilize in your classroom. Our acorn distribution program takes place each January, so contact us prior to that time.

Teachers that are unable to participate in our Seedling Growing Program can choose to gather and plant their own seeds.

Please also note that although growing seedings in your classroom is a terrific experiential learning activity for your students, it is possible to skip branch 3 entirely and still utilize activities throughout this curriculum to teach your students about trees and the urban forest.

California Content Standards

Grade 3 Reading

1.6 Use sentence and word context to find the meaning of unknown words.

1.7 Use a dictionary to learn the meaning and other features of unknown words.

2.0 Students read and comprehend grade-level appropriate material. They draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed (e.g., generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, comparing information from several sources).

2.5 Distinguish the main idea and supporting details in expository text.

Grade 3 Writing

Writing Applications 2.2 Write descriptions that use concrete sensory details to present and support unified impressions of people, places, things, or experiences.

Written and Oral English Language Conventions 1.0 Students write and speak with a command of Standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.

Grade 4 Mathematics-Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability

1.0 Students organize, represent, and interpret numerical and categorical data and clearly communicate their findings:

1.1 Formulate survey questions: systematically collect and represent data on a number line; and coordinate graphs, tables and charts.

Grade 4 Reading

2.0 Students read and comprehend grade-level appropriate material. They draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed (e.g., generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, comparing information from several sources).

Grade 4 Writing

Writing Strategies 1.0 Students write clear, coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.

Written and Oral English Language Conventions 1.0 Students write and speak with a command of Standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.

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