The focus on display at the Children’s House level is truly incredible. Students, some of whom are not yet 3 years old, demonstrate just how capable they are at working independently and understanding concepts which have been presented to them.
Thanks to Matt Cron, Bee Keeper/Staff Member at the USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, for speaking with our Kindergarten-8th grade students today. He discussed bee keeping, a bee’s life cycle & the importance of pollinators to our food system. He even brought bees with him!
Food work is always a favorite in the Toddler Community. Recently some our toddlers went outside to the greenhouse to gather fresh basil in order to make some pesto for their pasta. It turned out to be a great hands-on project which produced delicious pesto!
It may only be the third week of school, but our toddler community is really embracing what “experiential learning” truly means. Greenhouse visits, gravity checks on the slide and cooking/cleaning up after meals are just a few of the highlights of this new school year.