Friday, April 30, 2010

Cultural Taste Experience

Last week we had an exciting activity! We got to try several different foods from several different countries.
  • From Africa: Plantain, Mangoes, and Guava Juice
  • From China: Coconut Milk, Pot Stickers, Egg Rolls
  • From India: Rice Pudding
  • From Mexico: Rice and Beans
  • From Japan: Wasabi Rice Crackers, Edamame
  • From Germany: Pumpernickel Bread
  • From Scotland: Shortbreak Cookies

Several children enjoyed the spicy rice and beans!

Our cultural food expert, Ange, helped the kids get their food. She also described where a lot of the foods came from and what they tasted like.


The edamame was a huge hit! They loved how they just popped out of the pods!

Cultural Taste Experience

Last week we had an exciting activity! We got to try several different foods from several different countries.
  • From Africa: Plantain, Mangoes, and Guava Juice
  • From China: Coconut Milk, Pot Stickers, Egg Rolls
  • From India: Rice Pudding
  • From Mexico: Rice and Beans
  • From Japan: Wasabi Rice Crackers, Edamame
  • From Germany: Pumpernickel Bread
  • From Scotland: Shortbreak Cookies

Several children enjoyed the spicy rice and beans!

Our cultural food expert, Ange, helped the kids get their food. She also described where a lot of the foods came from and what they tasted like.


The edamame was a huge hit! They loved how they just popped out of the pods!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Experiencing Different Cultures


For the last two weeks we have been reading and learning about different cultures, traditions, and customs. This week the kids were put into six groups. Each group had one culture to research. Once they had gathered all their information, we all went to the computer lab and they created a powerpoint presentation. Check out each one below:

Canadian Project
African Project
Chinese Project
Japanese Project
Indian Project
Mexican Project


Today we will be having a cultural taste experience....pictures to come soon!

Experiencing Different Cultures


For the last two weeks we have been reading and learning about different cultures, traditions, and customs. This week the kids were put into six groups. Each group had one culture to research. Once they had gathered all their information, we all went to the computer lab and they created a powerpoint presentation. Check out each one below:

Canadian Project
African Project
Chinese Project
Japanese Project
Indian Project
Mexican Project


Today we will be having a cultural taste experience....pictures to come soon!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Our Garden!

Today was a great day to plant! The weather the last two days had been pretty hot but today was nice and cool after a quick morning shower. After getting our supplies ready we headed outside with our greenhouses full of sprouts. Yesterday we spread garden soil, compost manure, and flower and vegetable food on top of our garden. The kids each took turns mixing those important parts in with the soil.

Today, 3 sets of partners used shovels to dig the holes for the seeds they had planted last week. I helped them line up the sprouts evenly in a line. They got to do all the digging! In the front of each row, we placed an identification card so we would know what was growing where. Each set of partners made the cards and a group of kids voted on which would be placed outside. The extra card will be used later. Here are a few kids planting their sprouts:




Enjoy this quick video of them in action:



Here is our completed garden:



All we have to do now is water, feed, and keep the weeds out! Hopefully we'll see some produce before summer vacation (if not, plan on a "pick"nic!)

Our Garden!

Today was a great day to plant! The weather the last two days had been pretty hot but today was nice and cool after a quick morning shower. After getting our supplies ready we headed outside with our greenhouses full of sprouts. Yesterday we spread garden soil, compost manure, and flower and vegetable food on top of our garden. The kids each took turns mixing those important parts in with the soil.

Today, 3 sets of partners used shovels to dig the holes for the seeds they had planted last week. I helped them line up the sprouts evenly in a line. They got to do all the digging! In the front of each row, we placed an identification card so we would know what was growing where. Each set of partners made the cards and a group of kids voted on which would be placed outside. The extra card will be used later. Here are a few kids planting their sprouts:




Enjoy this quick video of them in action:

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Here is our completed garden:



All we have to do now is water, feed, and keep the weeds out! Hopefully we'll see some produce before summer vacation (if not, plan on a "pick"nic!)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Till Man!

The Till Man!

Today we had our garden tilled to get ready to plant our seedlings! First we had to dig an outline:


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Once the "Till Man" came, real progress started happening:



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After he left, the kids got nice and dirty pulling out rocks and grass. Tomorrow we are going to mix in potting soil and fertilizer. Friday we should be ready to plant!

Job well done!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Starting a Garden

Last week we took the first steps twoard building a class garden. We researched the plants we would be planting and have 14 different crops/flowers:


The kids planted the sprouts in a classroom greenhouse. Several of the seeds have already started to sprout just a little bit! Once they are ready to transplant, we will move them outdoors. Later this week we will have a visitor come to do the tilling so we can plant our sprouts in our garden!
Here are a few of the kids planting their seeds:

Starting a Garden

Last week we took the first steps twoard building a class garden. We researched the plants we would be planting and have 14 different crops/flowers:


The kids planted the sprouts in a classroom greenhouse. Several of the seeds have already started to sprout just a little bit! Once they are ready to transplant, we will move them outdoors. Later this week we will have a visitor come to do the tilling so we can plant our sprouts in our garden!
Here are a few of the kids planting their seeds:

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