The girls squealed with delight when I told them we were going to the farm. They LOVE putting on their boots and traipsing out across the field to discover what is out there. I asked them what they thought we might see...
They thought we might see animals, flowers, cows, compost pile ( London has been there before and she has a great memory), carrots, and maybe apples. Pretty good list of possibilities. It was a beautiful morning!
What Was Your Favorite Thing About the Farm?
Taylin: "Picking Basil."
Molly: "Picking mint because it smelled so good."
London: "I loved the mint, MMMMM!"
Anna Kate: "I liked the yellow and purple flowers."
Lilly: "The pink flowers were really pretty."
Norah: "I liked picking flowers because my mom loves flowers."
Annie: "I really liked picking the basil."
Aaleen: "I liked all the flowers."
Isabella: "I liked smelling the mint."
Ellen: "I liked the purple and pink flowers."
Sophie: "Purple flowers."
Georgia: "I loved the blue and red flowers."
Hope: "I liked smelling the mint."
Meridith: "I loved the butterflies smelling the flowers."
Julia: "I loved the pretty grass."
After the girls shared their favorite part about our visit to the farm, they drew what they saw in their journals.
Reflection: As a teacher and a parent, I know that we learn best by doing. It is such a delight to get to lead these girls as they explore and discover new things. I love to hear their thoughts, to see things through their eyes, and to see them articulate their experiences through their illustrations. Experience it, talk about it, write about it, draw about it. Those are the kinds of learning experiences that will stick with these girls and with me!