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“Insert shrieks of excitement here.”

The last week of the school year was filled with kindergartners holding chickens, building fairy houses, and laughing outside.Ms. Riley’s class visited the worms, planted corn and pumpkins, and held the chickens for their last visit to the garden.  Over … Continue reading

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“This is better than junk food.”

The first graders celebrated their last class in the garden by harvesting kale, lettuce, fava bean leaves, borage flowers, and kale flowers to make a garden salad. Students expertly picked leaves without ripping the entire plant from the ground (most times…) … Continue reading

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“You can’t want the dough. You knead it.”

The fifth graders made herbed pizza dough in preparation for making pizza next week. They harvested rosemary, oregano, and chives and  measured, minced, and kneaded the dough (while simultaneously making puns).  The kindergartners discussed what organisms need from their habitats … Continue reading

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“Oh, so you’re a hunter.”

This week the first graders furthered their understanding of teeth by examining skulls. Students examined the teeth of five different animals, recorded the teeth they observed, and made predictions about what food the animals would eat. The skulls came from the … Continue reading

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“I’m using only my molars.”

The first graders explored their teeth this week. Students learned the functions of incisors, canines, bicuspids, and molars and tested their teeth by chomping on some snacks. Students recorded the teeth that they used and shared their discoveries with their neighbor. … Continue reading

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“This is the best yet.”

The third graders put their chef skills to use and made fried rice! Students chopped, diced, and minced ingredients. They discussed why certain ingredients are added to the pan earlier than others, properly organized the ingredients in their cooking order, … Continue reading

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“The corn adds a bit of sweetness to the salsa.”

The kindergartner entomologists searched in the garden for creatures. Students found a range of animals – from insects to non-insects. They searched under logs, in plants, and in the soil for an living thing. After collecting, students categorized their discoveries as … Continue reading

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“My insect has an insect on it!”

This weeks the kindergartners flew into the study of insects by making edible bugs. Students used a variety of ingredients to create accurate insects that contained a head, thorax, abdomen, six legs, and two antennae. Wings were optional. After sharing … Continue reading

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“My stem has all these little lines inside…”

The fifth graders furthered their understanding of vascular plants with a stem exploration. Students closely examined celery that had sat in food coloring. The students peeled back the layers of plant cells to discover the colored plant xylem. After their … Continue reading

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“The slug is escaping!!!”

The second graders searched for decomposers in the garden. Students lifted rocks, split open dead logs, and dug into the soil on the hunt for organisms breaking things down. Once collected, the students observed the behavior of their creatures and … Continue reading

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