Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2nd Grade Teacher Saves the Crops

It seems crows were hanging around the lettuce in first grade beds.
Greta heroically chased them away.
And left amused that only in a school like BNS would morning prep include chasing scavengers.
Johanna spotted one of the likely suspects lurking around later in the day.

Time to build scarecrows!

Monarch Release Pictures Just In

Antoinette's and Nancy's Fifth Graders Get  Up Close and Personal With Monarchs 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

How Does Our Garden Grow?

With Pipes, Rain Water, Team Work, and People of All Ages and Sizes

At Apple Fest, 2013

October Beach Clean-up

The 17th Annual BNS Plumb Beach Clean-up

These 3rd Graders work hard to remove a plastic trash can .

And despite the grown-ups, this blogger included, who tell them to give up....

They successfully remove it.
Nearly 400 pounds of recyclables and trash were collected for the DOS to remove!

Last Monarch in Brooklyn?

Fifth Grade Raised Monarch Emerges from Chrysalis at Apple Fest.
!Buen viaje a México!

 (translated by Microsoft Translator)

Released October 19, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fifth Graders Raised Monarchs in Class and Released Them in BNS pollinator beds...

                                                             And surprisingly enough...

They were still hanging around a few days later...fittingly, on the green roof of the Bug Hotel.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Town Hall Meetings on Composting and Recycling

Each grade was introduced to lunchtime composting and recycling in its Town Hall meeting.

Props all lined up for a presentation!

Bags from Stumptown in Red Hook Turned into Planters

Thanks to Stumptown Coffee for the burlap coffee bean bags that  BNS first graders turned  into planter bags.  Now our urban chain-link fences are "country"  green.  BTW, we are hoping to sew more planter bags at Apple Fest 2013.  Hope to see you there.  Johanna

Portulaca is flourishing.