The Hutchison Farm is a peaceful place to make observations, explore, and learn about our environment. Mary Riddle our horticulturist gave our girls a tour of the farm and what was growing. The girls pulled carrots, tasted lettuce, and found some really big sweet potatoes. Mrs. Riddle showed them a few aphids and talked about how they help some plants and Ladybugs like to eat them. The girls then found flowers and we cut a few for our girls and created one big arrangement. The girls then did an Observational drawing of our bouquet. Later we had a discussion about other kinds of harvest food that grow on farms or gardens.
Observational Drawings: Flowers
The girls then make observations about are pumpkins and gourds;
The pumpkin is big
The stem is brown.
It’s got funny lines on it
I see some brown stuff…is that dirt?
That is a funny looking thing.
Well, it’s green and yellow
Observational Drawings: pumpkins and gourds
The girls are learning to:
Reflection: Every day while walking to lunch the girls tell me something that they see:
Ms Prewitt and Ms Grinder
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