We love, love the farm and it is certainly amazing as is Mrs. Riddle. We wanted to bring a little Garden to our very own room….so we planted Rosemary, Basil and Lemon Balm. These herbs add a little authenticity to our kitchen… Of course most of the “cooking” going on in the kitchen is chicken nuggets, cakes, cookies and ice cream!!!! Our farm keeps our girls connected to the fruits of the earth…. we can watch the life cycle first hand from seeds to growth to harvest and the most fun…to taste.
THEN....Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan surprised our girls and brought locally grown cucumbers to our classroom. She knew we picked and tasted cucumbers from the farm last week. “Can you think of something that you eat that looks like a cucumber?” After several thoughtful moments one of our girls said, PICKLES!!! Mrs. Jordan took them through the process. The girls loved being able to measure spices and cut the cucumbers. Their jars will be coming home in a few weeks. As you can imagine young children are active learners…they build their knowledge through direct experience with living things in the environment and in the classroom. We are so thankful to Mrs. Jordan for taking the time to share her “pickle making” skills with us!!!
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