Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jennifer's Kids String Cranberries...

for animals that don't hibernate or migrate; but, instead stay in New York during the winter.

Helping Animals That Stay During the Winter

In the Studio,  Maryann's K students made bird feeders with pine cones, shortening and seeds.

                                                        and then hung their feeders outdoors!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dig They Must

                                                    Amy's Pre-K students digging the soil.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waste Not...

Wood shavings and cornstarch in the hands of first graders is a green way to reuse wood...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tree Seeds by 1st graders....

Where in and around BNS can you find this new patch of green?

Thanks to Matt and Sen...the latest BNS space to be greened is the EcoCasita roof.  Our outdoor classroom is almost ready for students and teachers to use...look for updates on this blog.

Monday, November 19, 2012

First graders worked with twigs and branches...

Some made structures...

Others tried to change the wood...with sandpaper or rubbing two sticks together

Thursday, November 15, 2012

First grade tree-huggers heading out to plant a service berry tree

They had to dig through an inch of snow!  The tree doesn't have any leaves.
But first graders know that deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall and are still alive.
At least we hope so!

Thanks to Johanna who picked up the tree on a Sunday.
Photo taken by Jonathan and electronically sent by Ed.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

4th Graders Visit Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center

and are mesmerized by a wetlands that resembled one that the Lenape might  have explored 400 to 500 years ago....