Monday, June 2, 2014

Growing your supper!

The BUG Students finally got to try the lettuce they've been growing this spring. Even with the occasional student grabbing a leaf as they were walking by there was still plenty left over to provide a healthy and delicious addition to the regular supper the BUGS normally eat.


 



 As a bonus treat the service  berry tree on our campus started to bare fruit this past week. Students have been happily munching on berries during their recreation time. They even managed to save enough to put into a patch of service berry banana bread. No pictures of this bread were taken due to the rapid eating of the delicious treat.

The BUG garden is producing more and more every week. You can come taste some of our vegetables at the Hamilton Farmers' Market starting June 24th and every Tuesday after that.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

 With the end of the school year closing in on us and the beautiful weather the BUGS students have been out having fun!
The Crickets went on a field trip to The Creative Alliance to work with internationally known Mexican artist Francisco "Paco" Loza. He teaches indigenous Huichol art form, arte en estambre, drawing with brightly colored yarn on boards coated with resin and beeswax.


The Butterflies enjoyed a sunny day on the patio painting; gathering inspiration from the scenery.
The Butterflies also did a confidence building art project from bravegirlsclub.com to remind them how wonderful they are everyday.
They've been begging all year! For the last art project of the school year the Grasshoppers got to work with clay.
We hit up the Orioles game and had a BLAST!
Next stop Camp Puh'tok the most anticipated trip of the school year.

All the students got a chance to do some horseback ridding.

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The students learned a camp singalong called BANANAS! Check it out.

We ended our night telling ghost stories and making smores around the camp fire.


BUGS summer camp is right around the corner, check back more fun this summer!



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ladybugs write about the Solar System

After creating many rockets and telescopes earlier this year, the Ladybugs spent some time writing books about the planets in our Solar System.  Did you know that the fastest wind in the Solar System is on Neptune and that Saturn has 12 rings?

Top: Tylia and Allyssa show off their book about Uranus. Bottom: Valeria and Gemali show off their book about Mars.

Top: Faith works on her book about Mercury, the fastest planet in the Solar System. Bottom left: Makalla works on her book about Saturn. Bottom right: Amya works on her book about Neptune, the Blue Jewel, while Allyssa helps clean up.

Crickets' First BUGS Farmers Market

The Crickets all had their first experience with the BUGS Farmers Market and they were AWESOME!!!!  Check out the pics!!
From the top left into center: Esmeralda staffs the table; Jose, Diamond, and Endia help their teacher pick out some soap; Esmeralda and Shawn wait for more customers; Jose gets help from Johns Hopkins volunteer, Sophie; and the Crickets help set up the tents.

From top right to top left: The Crickets help set up the tents; Jose gets help from Johns Hopkins volunteer, Sophie; Esmeralda, Shawn, and Kayla wait for customers; and Avantrey, Kayla, and Esmeralda show off their awesome face paintings.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Just in case you missed it...

In case you missed the BUGS Farmer's Market here are some highlights! Watch and enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

18th Annual BUGS Farmer's Market a Huge Success

At the BUGS Farmer's Market on Saturday, the sun was shining, the air was filled with the smell of grilling and the sound of laughter, and hundreds of people from all over Baltimore got to see our students doing what they do best.

Whether you were sampling the homemade ice cream, bean dip, granola and salad dressing made in Mr. Martin's Cooking and Nutrition class, or chowing down on burgers grilled by our students,


Checking out the soap and recycled shopping bags made by Ms. Neta's STEM class or being dazzled by the rings and dancer's costumes crafted by Ms. Kadija's Art class,

 
Or buying plants for your garden in our greenhouse with Mr. Jason's group between the fashion show and dance cyphers being performed by Ms. Nikki's Dance students, everywhere you looked on Saturday, the hard work, dedication and talent of our students (and teachers) were hard to miss!

Thanks to all who volunteered their time and energy, and we look forward to see you all again next year!