Friday, May 29, 2015

Springtime in the City

The service berries are bright red and there are goslings running rampant on campus. That can only mean one thing: it's officially spring time.
The students and staff alike do their best to avoid the geese (and all their droppings)!, but the service berries are another story. Each afternoon the tree is surrounded by a group of students and teachers picking and eating the delicious fruit, which resemble blueberries in taste and appearance. 
Service berries growing on BUGS campus
Students picking service berries
 Cooking class in particular has benefited from this bounty. The Ladybugs spent a lovely afternoon picking berries and then baking them into delicious muffins. 

Ladybug Arly mixing up some service berries muffins

Springtime at BUGS also means lots of opportunities to play outside and enjoy the lovely weather. On recent Fridays students have had chances to roll down Federal Hill before visiting the American Visionary Arts Museum(AVAM) and play at Patterson Park.
Line of girls posed at the top of Federal Hill

And racing down the hill!

Rolling down the hill

Butterflies posing at AVAM

Students working together on the swings; 2 swings using 5 BUGS

Rosa(left)  and Endia enjoying the playground at Patterson Park

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Tuesday, May 12, 2015, was free ice cream day at Haagen-Dazs! For a special treat, many of the teachers walked to the local Haagen-Dazs in Harbor East with their students. The students really enjoyed the experience, exploring a new part of Baltimore that they may not know existed. The childrens' faces lite up with excitement and joy when we told them our surprise for them!

The ice cream was fabulous! Thank you, Haagen-Dazs, for providing our children with an awesome experience!

Friday, May 1, 2015


From making Ice Cream and Pasta with Ms. Ronnie, to making pillows, tote bags, and snow globes with Ms. Kat, planting numerous plants with Mr. Jason and making Soaps and scrubs with Ms. Valerie, The 19th Annual BUGS Farmers Market was a complete success. The children all showcased all the cool things they made throughout the year, worked every station diligently and made such a huge profit for the program all while having fun and being as awesome as they possibly could. Every child woke up eager and ready to help and have fun on a saturday morning and made our Farmers Market a flawless event. Lots of people from our neighboring communities, families and friends came out to support our students and their amazing work and to see their show stopping performance! There was dance, fashion, popcorn, face painting, music, food fresh off the grill, and the sound of children's laughter in the air, all the key ingredients to create The Bugs Farmers Market. Until next year..........:)