Tuesday, December 27, 2016

No Snow Days for Hens

Rebuilding the chicken roof with a waterproof roof protects hens from dreaded snow.  How would you like to walk barefoot in ice?

Crab Impersonator

A K student picked up the tongs and became a crab at Green Recess. Watch out, not for pinches, but for cheek hurting smiles whenever you are a witness to unleashed Green Recess imaginations.

Why Create a Map?

To find a natural play structure on the penisula.  Second Grade explorers create a map so that they can return to find the play structure.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Farm School

First grade farmers visit other urban farms. Recognize Matt, former BNS teacher and Sustainability Coordinator? He heads up Edgemere Farm in the Rockaways.
Thank you Justin Weiner for sharing these amazing photos.

Edgemere Farm Link

There's Matt outlining chores.

La Rubia, Speckles and Red Still Laying

 And Mary Ann's students use the eggs to prepare a frittata...

Students wondered if the blue eggs had blue yolks.

More Cuteness from Green Recess

This time, fifth grade community helpers assist in running it.   A wagon gets turned into a food cart. Artisanal mud anyone?

First Grade Farm Celebrations: Held Last Two Weeks of 2016

Botany share ended with plant part tacos in Helen's Class.  Last science class in 2016 ended with a plant part salad in Jenny's Class. A farmer's market will be held in Abby's and Tammy's class this coming week. Jenny's class will share their plant ABC books, sculptures, and an alphabet feast of plant parts this week as well.  And Bill's class will celebrate with food, writings, and students teaching adults some important scientific concepts, too.   Here are some pictures from Jenny's celebration.

After prepping their individual plant part:  seed, root, leaf, stem, fruit or bulb (onion), students cheer as the parts make a whole. beautiful salad.* Delicious too!

 *A fitting metaphor for Jenny's class.