This Saturday was supposed to be a rainy, sleepy day in the SFCS garden but when I arrived at 10AM it was not only sunny, but things were really heating up! All the dance and drumming crew from LOCO BLOCO were getting ready to practice and it was THRILLING to hear the powerful drums and see everyone dancing in unison. I cannot wait for SF Carnival in just two months!
Young dancers and stilt walkers came to help harvest and weed in the garden. They identified some beneficial insect friends and read the measurement from the rain gauge. One of my garden helpers- Myla was there to help answer questions, demonstrate how to use the weather station and sample cauliflower and edible flowers.
Milo’s mom, Tara came in to take photos for of the sustainability features in the garden (everything from the compost bins and the water catchment system to the green spaces filled with food crops and drought tolerant plants) part of a grant application to get the outdoor classroom a much needed rain shelter and possibly kitchen features. Ask your student about how you can reduce, reuse and recycle water, energy and pretty much everything we consume.
My favorite moment of the week was when 7th and 8th grade had the chance to buddy up with Kindergarteners to make observations and ask questions about the plants, physical features and animals. Both the youngest and the most senior students were bashful at first but then hunkered down and became great investigative partners.