Friday, December 11, 2009

Preparing Our Garden For Winter

On Tuesday, we brought in the final harvest from our garden and needed to turn our soil over to plant our cover crop. First we had to get all of our materials. Then we had to harvest plants and pick weeds from around plants. We also had to take the beds apart. Also we had to turn it over with a rake or a hoe.Mr.jason also told us what jobs we had to do. For example we had to take the materials back. We also had to put gloves on for protection in case a piece of wood get stuck in one of our hands.I liked it a lot because we got to work together.

Written By:Miyah Montgomery

Thursday, December 10, 2009

BUGS Visit Red Tree in Hampden, and Enjoy 34th Street

Visiting Mrs.Carmen

 On the visit to Mrs. Carmen's  store '' Red Tree'' we talked and looked around in her store. There were lots of expensive and beautiful things. There were edible things,and more. When we went there Mrs .Carmen had talked and asked questions about the store. We also asked and answered her questions. We also sold our tree ornaments that we had left over from the tree sale that we had. Then Mrs.Carmen had gave Mr. Jason money to get us hot chocolate,it was ten of us. The place that we received our hot chocolate was at ''New System Bakery''. There was a nice and kind woman named Ms. Debbie,that showed us where the hot chocolate was.  After that Mr. Jason had took us to this very beautiful street that had  just lots and lots of beautiful lights. On that block there was this first house that we first had to look at the house and then we had to sign in on this paper, but we never knew what it was  for. Then we saw this nice, sweet and beautiful dog that was very friendly to people or other dogs maybe cats too. This visit was very FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By: Taleyah 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Farm to Fork to Poop

For the next month the Younger Bows and Girls Groups will be learning all about the Digestive System. The Digestive System is the system of organs that convert food into energy. It is extremely important for human beings to have a healthy and active Digestive System.
Today, we made a Frittata using produce and eggs from Great Kids Farm in Baltimore. The bok choy, sunchokes, and eggs were grown and cared for by students from Baltimore City Public Schools. BUGS students volunteer at Great Kids Farm ( every two weeks when they are in Mr. Jason's class. A Frittata is an Italian omelet. What makes a Frittata different than the omelets that we are all familiar with is that they are not folded, instead they are finished in an oven.

We watched, "The Magic School Bus, For Lunch." In this episode the class goes inside Arnold's Digestive System. The enter in the mouth, travel through the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, and then come up and out again through his mouth.

We put the Frittata into the oven at 425 degrees and waited, and waited, and waited. The Frittata was not done when we had to leave, so we ate it the next day for snack. It was worth the wait!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Attention Sir! KIYAH!!!

It started!! BUGS Karate Masters!!!!

BUGS students were given a chance to receive a karate lesson at Joe Palanzo's Kenpo Karate ( from Mr. Chris. Mr. Russell, the manager, allowed the BUGS Students to come in and learn the training horse, left fighting stance, and certain karate blocks.

The students were given white blocks which symbolized their early training in the karate form. Karate is an art form that is very disciplined, requires a great deal of focus, and strength.

With Mr. Chris, as their instructor, they were able to learn the upward, outward, inward, downward, and side elbow blocks. He started with them learning each arm separately, then progressed to the opposite arm. After learning on both sides, they used both arms. Mr. Chris came with an arm pad. As he charged with the arm pad, the students were able to block each one of the charges. Some were very successful while others did offer up many laughs as Mr. Chris carefully tapped the student when they missed the block. That garnered so many laughs from the other students.

He did such a wonderful job wit the students. Hopefully, this will not be the last time Mr. Chris gets to teach the BUGS Students.

For each group that came, Mr. Chris tailored each class to the group. He kept some things pretty consistent and was able to make each group's experience different and worthwhile. The older boys were able to run towards the punching dummies and
hit it with the heel of their hands. The older girls were able to break the
different colored boards from easy to difficult.