Monday, February 9, 2009
Monday Feb. 9th
Today was very sunny and warm; a nice break from the unusual cold we've been experiencing! In the morning, the fifth graders came out and discussed energy and photosynthesis with Jessica, Dylan, Teresa, Erica and Kaylie. The second graders also came out and got were introduced to the garden and various aspects. We had to do a lot of watering today because of the heat, we watered in the morning and in the afternoon. The EBD second grade class did not come out unfortunately because they had a substitute.
During the 11-1 shift, Mrs Wester's second grade class came out and Dylan, Erica, Kaylie and Alex talked with them about interdependence, what it means and how it relates to our garden. All the kids were really receptive and understood why the garden needs us and why we need to garden. They helped us aerate the soil for planting in beds 10, 11, and 12. Alex brought some food scraps for the compost and we turned it and watered it a little bit. The second graders also helped us water.
From 1-3 it was just Alex, Kathy, and Lauren. We evaluated the health of our marigolds, removed the dead marigolds, and prepared the spaces for replanting. Another second grade class came out and helped us replant the marigolds and water them, after we had little discussion about interdependence. We sat down with them and helped them write their observations in their journals. All in all, it was a beautiful day in the garden and lots of kids were able to get out and enjoy it!