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!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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
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
Friday, May 25, 2012
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!
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.
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
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.