I spent most of the day yesterday working in my school garden. In July, I am taking a class that is about gardening with children. It is one of those classes where you take all the classroom hours in one week spending time from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with the instructor. Then you have 3 - 4 weeks to write the paper or do the project. Well, my family and I will be driving back from our summer vacation on the first day of class, so I wrote the instructor and asked if I could still be allowed to attend despite the fact that I would be missing the first day. She wrote back and said, "Of course! To make up for the lost time, though, I would like to bring the class out to your school garden and I would like for you to do a presentation and lesson plan about your garden." Yikes! This was more than I bargained for! :) So....... since a class of teachers will be visiting my garden, I thought that I had better make sure that it is alive and well when we visit in July! I have some ideas for making it interactive for kids and will share those ideas when I have them refined. In the mean time, here are some pictures of what is happening currently in the garden. If you have been following me since January, you will notice something familiar about the scarecrow. He was our polar bear pal for our Polar unit! I took these pictures at dusk, so that is the reason for the darkness.
Here is a picture of Pumpkin Jack. He is getting big! The kids also planted some pumpkin seeds the last week of school and they are finally coming up!
We have heard so much about the loss of honey bee populations - at least here in farm country, we have been hearing about it! So I am always on the look out for these little creatures and tonight, there was a little girl gathering pollen from our flowers! I tried to take a picture of her, but my photography skills are pretty amateurish!
Peace and blessings,