Tag Archives: cooking with kids

“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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“It’s eating the aphid!”

This week, the second graders became entomologists and observed the carnivorous behavior of ladybugs. Students collected aphids from the garden, placed them in a vial with a ladybug, and scientifically illustrated what they witnessed. Many ladybugs chomped on unsuspecting aphids. … Continue reading

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“It has a beaver-like tail for smashing its prey.”

The third graders this week continued their study of adaptations. In small groups, students created nature art creatures that were adapted to particular environments. Examples include a sun dragon that is adapted to the desert, a large furry animal with … Continue reading

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“This salad is delicious.”

The second graders this week celebrated the growth of food in the garden by making a salad. Students harvested greens (red russian kale, dinosaur kale, fava bean leaves, and cilantro) and flowers (borage and pineapple sage flowers) and artfully ripped … Continue reading

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“Get in my belly!”

This week the third graders continued their study of adaptations (after starting the class with a quiet nature nap, pictured below). The students transformed into birds and used different types of beaks to capture varying types of prey. Our scientists … Continue reading

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“This is love flying through the air.”

The torrential downpour of much needed rain kept most of the the Miraloma gardeners inside this week. The kindergartners designed their own dream gardens – a garden where they can have anything they want. One student drew love flying through the air, … Continue reading

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“It’s like a real Italian restaurant!”

This week, one lucky fourth grade class embarked on a cooking adventure. To reinforce their knowledge of decomposers, students used members of the FBI (fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates) to create food. Students measured, stirred, and kneaded pizza dough, adding the … Continue reading

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“Wait…is this a fruit?”

This week students began their scientific journey in our Outdoor Classroom! The third graders began the week by meeting a plant. Students searched the garden for a plant they felt connected to and used their scientific skills to collect data. … Continue reading

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“I can already smell the happiness!”

The first graders celebrated their last class in the garden with a Salad Party! Students harvested many varieties of lettuce, fava bean leaves, broccolini flowers, borage flowers, and fava bean flowers. The salad was tossed with a dressing composed of … Continue reading

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“This is a saber-toothed mutt.”

First graders created their own animals in the garden. After scavenging the garden for suitable materials, students stacked, arranged, and carved their imaginary or real animals. Students shared the names of their critters, as well where they live. The creatures included a … Continue reading

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