These past two weeks have seen us enjoying unusually warm weather. This means our organic garden is thriving. The children are still seen daily picking and eating fruits and vegetables as they enjoy their outdoor time. They are also enjoying sharing their bounty with the many animals on the farm. We continue to enjoy cooking. After climbing the ladder and picking the apples from our trees the children made apple sauce and apple pies. They enjoyed eating their pie outdoors in the garden. They even enjoyed sharing some of their pie with our beloved pig Wilbur which made him quite happy! We used pumpkins, apples, squash and beans to work on linear and circular measurement. We also explored the property for natural patterns. We then made and documented both linear and circular patterns. We are blessed to have a facility where we can extend the concepts we are working on to the great outdoors where a child’s brain fires more efficiently.
What fun we had this past week working with Fruits, vegetables and nuts we harvested from our garden. We made Roasted tomatillo salsa and some rather delicious Stone Soup. We used our harvest during our language group time by group time by graphing fruits and vegetables by their first letter sound. We used some of beans during math. Each child estimated how many seeds were in their bean. Then they opened their beans and documented the amount. For science using mortars and pestles we ground up different parts of a plant (spices) and tasted them. We then tasted different candy and matched the taste to the spice (part of the plant) it got it’s flavor from. We are enjoying many culinary adventures in our garden tasing all the plants as they continue to thrive in this beautiful fall weather we are experiencing.