In April we were excited to start a new garden season. In the art room we used our creativity and ceramic skills to make guardian owls to keep predators away!
It took a lot of third grade teamwork to clean up the old autumn leaves before the new planting.
First graders help with the spring planting of lettuce for our salad bar. Mr. Williams will be happy for a new supply.
(2-Dr observations on Potato Harvest Day)
It was hard for me to find the potatoes because I had to dig deep into the ground.
When my classmate pulled out the first two potatoes I thought they were the only ones left in the bed. I was surprised when I started digging to find more potatoes!
It is interesting to see the short term effects of the drought on farmers in New Jersey and America and to learn about the ripple effect on crops and food prices in the future. While our tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, basil, and sunflowers are thriving, our corn ears are stunted and shriveled. Corn is used to feed livestock, make corn syrup, and even as a substitute fuel for cars, so a bad crop has many long term effects.
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|Is Mr. Fox heading for our garden?|
|Dried out ears of corn|
|Maybe our Pingry scarecrow looks too friendly!|
|Luscious tomato eaten by a chipmunk|
|Busted by the Ms. Collins roving camera eye...|
At least Mr. Corvino beat the chipmunks to the zucchini squashes...
|Sweet red onions|
|Eggplants are thriving...|
|Mr. Buckley reaps his reward after working hours in the heat1|
|Our first potato out of the ground...|
|Learning about George Washington Carver from the Smart board|
|Girl campers share scrubbed and cut baby carrots|
|Planting a sweet potato|