The girls became very interested in seeds during our exploration of apples. We decided to go to the farm and see if we could find any other kinds of seeds. We had an amazing seed hunt with Mrs. Riddle.
We continued to explore all kinds of seeds in the room and have also been keeping watch over our tomatoes. Still waiting patiently for our tomatoes to turn red!!
Planting Bean Sprouted Beans
Cotton Finding Cotton Seeds
Then we made some further investigations. What seeds can you eat?
Not apple seeds
Birds eat seeds
Squirrels eat and bury some seeds for the winter
Here are two ears of corn. What do you see? How does the corn smell?
This one has gross stuff on it…black stuff
It smells bad
This one smells yum!!
It’s not so mushy
We then planted the seeds and are waiting and watching. We will keep you posted on what happens next.
Our apple exploration began when I read, Annie the Apple Pie Fairy…Interesting how the Fairies continue to take us on some awesome adventures about our world. This time we are making connections to the food we eat. I placed a basket of apples on the floor…and here we go….
LEMONS…We tasted the apples that were in the lemon juice. The apples in the ginger ale, vinegar, and soda were brown. Recordings were drawn.
What can we make with apples?
I wonder what we could make with these apples...What do you think?
The girls settled on Apple Pie and Apple sauce.
What will we need to make that happen?
Hmm...What else to we need? I wonder what we would put the apples in don't you.
...Yes, a bowl
....How will we measure the other ingredients?
We need something else...you all wrote these in the kitchen.
We found recipes and then went to work. Ms Cowan began the preparation for the pie and I worked on the Apple Sauce. The girls helped with both.
Observational Drawings I liked.....
....and the girls are still talking about apples!!!!! Happy Harvest
Who doesn’t love precious fairies fluttering around …most of us are familiar with a few famous fairies such as Tinker bell in the story of Peter Pan or the 3 fairies in Sleeping Beauty who protect Aurora and of course the all famous Tooth Fairy!! Well…recently they have been fluttering around the indoor Fairy Garden we planted in late August after our farm visit. Our Fairy Garden was forgotten for a while after planting as the girls continued exploring other parts of our room. Then one day a few fairies appeared in our garden….
A few stories from the garden....
A few benefits of creating this Fairy Garden:
Ms Prewitt and Ms Cowan
…” Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and strive for physical well-being” …Hutchison philosophy