Sunday, April 13, 2014

Growing Chefs: First Visit

The class was super excited to meet the chefs on Thursday and find out what Growing Chefs was all about.  They were so engaged in the discussion about gardens and vegetables which made me very proud and the chefs were pleased too.  It's so wonderful to have such an eager bunch.

In small groups the students had a close up look at the seeds they were going to be planting.  They had to observe them carefully and guess what kind of vegetable seed they were.  Some were definitely harder than others.  The trickiest and most interesting one had to have been the seeds for the beets.  They looked like tiny little rocks and were really hard.

Then there was time for whole group sharing before the unveiling of each vegetable the class would be growing.  The chefs brought in full grown veggies as examples to show the children.  Finally, it was time for planting!  The chefs will be back on Earth Day, which we're all pretty excited about.  For now, we'll be lovingly tending to our window garden.

Earlier in the week we read "The Garden" from Frog and Toad are Friends, by Arnold Lobel.  We had a good chuckle at how Toad tried to get his seeds to grow.  Click the link to watch the claymation episode, which the class also loved.