|Today the Pre-Kindergartners were learning how to count, so we had to refer to them by their numbers. Here is #6 showing off her sunflower seeds.|
|After leaning indoors, an outdoor classroom is a nice mixup|
Our last class of the day were the third graders who came running enthusiastically over to us. With them we did a lesson about weather which included distinguished the different characteristics of each season and when the best times for growing vegetable and fruit are and why. Next we gave the class a teamwork project of pulling the tall sunflower plants out and taking them to the compost.
|Two girls collecting some more seeds after taking the plants over to compost|
It is always exciting to both the children and us when something is ready to harvest and luckily today we got a lovely sweet potato!
|sweet! A sweet potato!|
Next, the girls wanted Derek and Oliva to dance with them (I was recording it).
|dance party at the garden|
Then they did a garden dance where they started on the ground as a seed then sprouted up and acted as a waiting pail and then sprouted their leaves (arms). It was great that they could put the act of gardening and a plant growing into song and dance! Overall it was a very rewarding day!