Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Celebration Parade

     To celebrate the completion of the outdoor classroom, the school gathered in the gym to show their gratitude to Terrence Parker, the landscape architect who first envisioned the project. The students then held hands, leaving through the back of the gym and parading past the hoop house, around the field of wild flowers, through the wooded area, past the log teepee and student-made bridge, across the water garden,, weaving through the log walk, earthen berms, birch tree path and infinity walk before gathering around the outdoor amphitheater. The students were colorful in their rain boots and jackets. It had rained for three days straight, leaving the ground damp. The skies cleared in time for our parade, but a light rain fell upon us as we reached our final destination. The rain only added to the energy and excitement of the day.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Hoop House Salad on Field Day

Yum! As if Field Day wasn't fun enough, we once again added our hoop house salad to the day! Some classes harvested while others made the super yummy salad dressings (so good some wanted to drink it!) Many thanks to Pauliina Pope, Kelly Maddison, Corinna Melino, Nina D'Aran and Vicki Stewart for making it extra special!

Harvesting Pea Pods

Time to harvest those pea pods!