Monday, December 12, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beautiful Broccoli In The BUGS Garden

The Butterflies Plant Garlic

The Tadpoles Get Dirty In The Garden

The tadpoles dug right into harvesting onions and hot peppers. They worked like professionals at turning the soil and the compost! What a productive group!

Late Fall Garden Goodies

October Apple Picking Field Trip

Working Hard In The Greenhouse

The caterpillars put in some real effort and teamwork and planted their very own bean seeds.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Caterpillars and Rain

To combat the rain and grey skies, the Caterpillars went on an adventure including ice cream cones and the harbor. Students got a quick lesson on the water in the harbor though they seemed more interested in the free sprinkles on their scoopes of sweet ice cream. Here they are in all their glory!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Great Kids Farm!

As part of the STEM component, Ms. Dy took students to Great Kids Farm in Cantonsville, Maryland. For a deeper and authentic understanding of soil, there was worm bins and soil sifting for students to be more "hands on". Their serivce learing helped the farm have richer compost for their spring plantings. Picking out the worms was one of the highlights of the trip. We got to see and learn about the beekeeping houses and thinned out vegetable gardens.

Students had many questions for Beth, our educator at the farm. Later it was off to take a hike to the water and see the goats. A little shy at first, the goats came around and neahed to us which was great to hear. Garlic was the highlight for some as they peeled cloves to understand how a clove can become a whole new garlic bulb and took it upon themselves to nibble on the raw garlic.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Halloween came with a trip to ZOOBOO on Friday, October 28th as we loaded up to the Maryland Zoo. There was a costume change then off to see the wild animals! Students saw many creatures including chimpanzees, penguins, cheetahs, birds, giraffes, and lions that were so close you could touch them. Later the students went trick- or- treating, navigated through a maze and gathered pumpkins. What a scary day it was!

Friday, October 21, 2011

First few weeks in the Creative Arts Studio

These first few weeks in the art studio have found the BUGS students discussing why people make art & why they personally make art (see Maurice), constructing their first self portraits (value self portrait projects pictured below), sewing journals, and completing a basic print making project. It's going to be a year full of glue, paint, clay, hula hoops, sewing machines, learning, fun & growth!

Why Maurice makes art: "I make art because it's really really fun!!"

Below: Shoniqua works in her hand sewn self expression journal.

Value Self Portrait Projects
Students filled their traced profile with images of their personal values and objects they liked and then wrote an artist autobiography.

Working on the Bridgers' Community Values Banner