Always leaving them wanting more!
We said goodbye to our history studies this school year with the mystery of the lost colonists of Roanoke Island. With the cryptic message of “CROATOAN” as our only piece of physical evidence the students proceeded to piece together the known facts in order to identify some possible fates for the colonists.
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Second and third grades continued Field Trip Fridays last week with a visit to Nancy and Bob Tures’ farm, Grateful Growers, in Harvard, IL. Students saw all aspects of this tree and shrub nursery. From collecting seed, preparing rooted cuttings, or the magic of grafting, we learned how new plants are selected, grown, and prepared for sale. We even had the chance to pot up our very own rooted cuttings! Someday these tiny trees will be growing in our schoolyard…stay tuned!
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Ever tried to make kindergarten soup at home and it’s just not the same?
The children are the missing ingredient!
The apple blossom garden experimented with natural dyes from treasures found on their hikes like walnut hulls, acorns, barks or magic that gets their parent’s morning started like coffee grounds and black tea with carrot skins and magic bay leaves sprinkled in for a brown dye pot. They also brought beets and beet greens, avocado pits and skins (yes they do give off a reddish hue) and hibiscus teas for a pink dye pot a reminder of the pink fingers that go into the pot on “soup day.”
Natural fibers of jute and 100% cotton were dyed to make napkins, placemats and a table runner to infuse your home with some love from early childhood!
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