The Science School Yard: Flashback to Going Forward...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Flashback to Going Forward...

Well, my blogger friends... considering that I have not been doing this so long, I started to look back at the posts that triggered me to wanting to do it again. I am linking up with a great blogger, Hope  at Shenanigans in Second. During this special time of year, I want to figure out how to have our kiddos pay it forward once again. We have a new "Winter"green club that has been formed after school. We will be creating activities that upcycle recyclable goods. I am hoping to have my club make something for a nearby retirement home and for their families. It is a great way to teach it is  to give then to receive.

Originally posted in October of this year...
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Our garden has produced an amazing amount of vegetables. We have had an Open House, Open Garden picking which brought in over 200 people into our garden to reap the benefits of our planting. We also had a harvest gathering with over 145 people last week. We gathered vegetables and also ate together and had many presenters sharing garden cooking and more.

 What we want to teach our students is that it is great to get things, (picking veggies during club time, eating food that we make with harvested veggies...) but it is even better to give. We made pickles two weeks ago and now it is time to give to others. Our pickles are being given to our adult crossing guards and one jar is being given to our principal on Boss's Day on Wednesday. Our students in our Green Team Garden Club also picked a ton of cherry tomatoes as well. We made 22 bags of cherry tomatoes for our teachers. Here is the label that we used on the teacher bags. Our garden club enjoyed doing something nice for the teachers and others that help us grow.

Garden Thanks
 Our pickles we are paying forward. When we are in a pickle, we can always count on our crossing guards.
 We gathered a second harvest of dill. We are hanging it upside down so that we can use the dry dill to make dip this fall.

Some of our wonderful Green Team Garden Club with their new t-shirts!

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