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.