Saturday, January 8, 2022

Snow Show

Even the hens get to have some fun.

Checking the winter crop under the cold frame!


Thursday, January 6, 2022

More Second Grade Engineering

What's the use of a lever? To find out,   second graders worked to create models of simple tools.  In that way they would deepen their understanding of that simple machine!

Figuring out how the tool works.

Finding materials for the model.
Sharing results.

Now click on the links below to see Andrew's and Greta's students engineering cool catapults...

Andrew and Greta:  Thanks for sharing your amazing work.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Three Kids Bring Gift to Hens

First graders grew a gift of green.
Hoping for a happy and healthy 2022 for all.


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

'Ear Anything?

 Third graders tried to invent pinnae that would help them hear better.  

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Pond Life in Fourth Grade Classrooms

 Videos taken by Josh of mysterious creature...

Our source thinks it is a waterlily aphid.  

 Apexel 100x microscope for Smartphone 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Birchbark Structure

Nancye Good led fourth graders through the process of constructing a birchbark structure in the "woods" next to the Mud Kitchen.  When they left, kindergarteners used the structure as a new spot for their  dramatic play.

Thanks to Nancye and the hardworking fourth graders.  And thanks to Lindsay and Kaelyn who documented the construction process. And, of course, to Valerie for the photo of the K students.

Kindergarteners are in the house...

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Catapulting Cotton Balls by Second Graders

Levers are cool.  Second graders enjoy exploring a variety of tools made up of levers. But a catapult.  That is something else again...