Friday, September 30, 2016
I bet you thought chrysalises would attach themselves to a plant...A milkweed or a butterfly bush. Something green or floral. I did. However, Johanna and her student crews have uncovered them in the oddest of places.
|On a plastic compost bin.|
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
And it is abundantly clear that first grade farmers are deeply engrossed in their work.
|Tasting fruits and other plant parts.|
|Hunting for plant parts.|
Sunday, September 25, 2016
|What do you think of: Vanilla or Blondie for the Chilean hen?|
First grade farmers observe hens. Perhaps they are deciding on names? Election to be held next week.
|Hen in forefront: Red? Cinnamon?|
|Name choices: Pepper, Oreo, or Speckles?|
|Assertive isn't she...How about Hillary?|
We plant tropical milkweed to feed the monarchs we raise in our 5th Grade classrooms. Wild monarchs have been eating away at our milkweed much to everyone's amazement. But we have a dilemma...Should we uproot our plants to feed our classroom larva or leave the milkweed for the wild larva?
|And monarchs aren't the only ones benefiting from the milkweed.|
|Students transplanting milkweed to bring to classrooms.|
Students discussed the problem: They feel we need to plant even more milkweed for next year. If we have any larva left in classrooms, we should put them outdoors. Trying to help nature is filled with moral dilemmas.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
|Hens came in a big carton.|
|Matt Sheehan brought the hens from Edgemere Farm.|
|Better watch those wormy looking toes.|
|Feeling at Home?|
|Looks like it.|