Monday, September 10, 2012

Delicious Snacks From JR Organics

Big Tree Little Preschool belongs to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture.) We pick up a box of fresh-picked fruit and vegetables twice a month from JR Organics Farm. The kids get introduced to new vegetables and fruits. They are always excited to try something new! We had fresh melon and green beans from the farm this week and the kids gobbled it all up!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Aunt Li-Anne Tells Us Stories

Aunt Li-Anne captured our attention with some fantastic stories about apples. She also taught us new songs, chants, finger-plays, and showed us the star inside of an apple! Aunt Li-Anne will be with us every other Wednesday from 9:30-10am. We are so lucky!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Training for the Olympics

This week we are talking about the Olympics. Today we watched some of the events that have taken place at the Olympics in London. We watched soccer, pole vaulting, wrestling, and gymnastics. We also learned about the different medals that can be won at the Olympics. We did our very own Olympic Relay Race and the kids made their own gold medals! Here are just a few of the runners:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer fun with Food Week!

We are on our 2nd week of Food Week! Last week we made snow cones, chocolate milk, and pudding. This week we made salad, waffles, muffins, and snow cones. The kids played with whipped cream and had a great time getting messy and sticky!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Just Playing Around...

Trike Time!


Snack time:  Fresh organic salads made from vegetables provided by J.R. Organics Farm. Yummy!

Watch out, it's gonna blow!!!

One of our incredible BTLP families made and shared a volcano with the 4-5 yr. classroom. It was a major hit with everyone, kids and staff! A mixture of baking soda and vinegar made this volcano erupt! Class vote was : ACTIVE volcanoes are way more fun than dormant ones! 

Planting Pumpkins!

Children from both classrooms had the opportunity to help plant pumpkins this month. Each child had the chance to get their hands dirty and work on getting a green thumb. (An expression they were both delighted with and confused by!) We planted both orange and white pumpkins.

Pumpkin Seeds In The Shell, Roasted Salted Container 8 oz Container  11.49

First they organized and counted the pots. Then they had the chance to fill each with soil and water. Last, each child created a hole in the soil and deposited 3 seeds, which were then covered with additional soil and patted gently. 

All of the kids liked the idea of the seeds "taking a nap" to get big and strong. There were lots of "ssshhhhh's" and "careful, the seeds are sleeping" said. Very cute!

Look how much our pumpkins have grown!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

All Around Fun!

This week J.R. Organics treated our students to fresh organic strawberries! They were absolutely delicious and picked by farmer Joe that morning. We also had the children use the fresh veggies and fruit from the farm to make guacamole and grapefruit juice. All of their hard work paid off and we had a great afternoon snack. Yummy! Please check out the farms' website for activities and recipe ideas.

Making grapefruit juice...

Enjoying the fruits of our labor!