Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zoo Boo!!

BUGS students went to the annual Zoo Boo event at the Baltimore Zoo. In addition to the normal zoo fun, they got to dress up and go trick or treating, pick pumpkins, and jump on a moon bounce!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


A beautiful bouquet of radishes!

Hard at work planting a cover crop of crimson clover, hairy vetch & ryegrass
Ms. Linda loves radishes!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sweet Potatoes!

After a long summer of patient waiting, we harvested the sweet potatoes! See more photographs at the Changing Media blog (Thanks Mr. Hasdai!) :

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Colors

 Cherry tomatoes!
Sweet Potato vines spill out of a raised bed
Marigolds in bright fall colors

 Investigating the inside of a tomato


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Patapsco State Park!

 For a Fun Friday we took the Caterpillars and Tadpoles to the Patapsco State Park. The BUGS loved the recycled tire play ground.


Even the ground was made from recycled tires.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Tadpoles Modeled Earth's Layers

The Tadpole Group of the BUGS program started their year with me, Ms. Neta – the new STEM educator.  We started our year with an exploration of the layers of the Earth.  The students learned about lava and magma; about the mantle, outer core, and inner core; and about gravel, sand, silt, and clay in the topsoil of the crust.

As part of our exploration of the Earth’s layers, the Tadpoles created models of Earth’s interior.  The only guideline was to create three distinct layers – representing the inner core, outer core, and mantle.  Imagination was their guide when it came colors, since no one has ever seen the core of the Earth. 

The Tadpoles definitely engaged their creativity with this activity!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September in the Garden

This year the BUGS garden produced over 15 watermelons! 
Enjoying a watermelon cucumber salad.
Ms. Neta and Mr. Martin eat some fresh watermelon.

Eggplant harvest!