|Clockwise from bottom-left: Julie, Kaden, Nicholas P., and Davey.|
Our garden teacher, Mr. Hansen, brought out an apple crusher to make juice. Mrs. Zell got my camera and took some photos to give you an idea of what it was like.
|The juice coming out of the spout|
|Apples going in the chopper.|
|Garden photos by Rachael Zell|
In KIDS club today we went down to the outdoor classroom but spent most of the time doing some kindergarten level civil engineering, you know, driving tractors, building log bridges and other fun stuff.
|Wyatt drives the tractor|
|Noah hauls a big log|
|Noah and Nick G spanned the creek with this log bridge.|
It's been said that play is the work of childhood.
In kindergarten I often think of my lessons as being "a math activity" or "language arts lesson" or "a science activity." I am simultaneously aware that the kids do not see the activities as belonging to separate subject areas. The activities are just what they are. The most engaging activities are those adults might call imaginative play.
Tomorrow is a PE day.