This Week’s Adventures: We discovered the amazing lives of insects and their relationship to flowers in Spring.
Favorite Activities: We pretended to pollinate flowers like bees and slurped applesauce with a butterfly proboscis tongue (straw!). We searched for flowers along the trail and grouped them by number of petals and by color. We used sweep nets in the meadow to find small critters and classified them as insects or arachnids. We also made special gifts to honor our mothers.
Next’s Week’s Theme: Stream Searchin’
Try this at home: Note how many flowers you can find during a walk with family. Where else can you grow more flowers to help the bees?
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This Week’s Adventures: We defined the difference between gardens and natura spaces througha series of outdoor activities, games, songs and art projects.
Favorite Activities: We planted our food garden! Students planted onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, snap peas – even a blackberry bush! Students also discovered how insects help pollinate plants and rely on them. We met some beautiful painted lady butterflies along with bees from Irvine’s hives. We planted sunflowers to take home and painted flowers made from upcycled plastic water bottles. It was a busy week in the garden!
Next’s Week’s Theme: All a-Flutter (“Bb”)
Try this at home: Count the number of different flowers you can spy blooming right now. How many different spiders or insects can you find among the flowers?
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