Each year the K-8 students come together to prepare a Thanksgiving feast. All of the dishes are chosen and prepared by the students. This year we decided to match our meal with our history curriculum and tried to only prepare items that could have actually been served at the first Thanksgiving! This meant that we had to leave out some of our Thanksgiving favorites, like potatoes and pie! In fact, our meal did not include beef, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, dairy, wheat, or soy because these items were not available in Plymouth at that time. Our menu did include: Bake Salmon, Roasted Turkey, Duck with Apples, Stewed Chicken Legs, Roasted Acorn Mash, Garlic Pumpkin Seeds, Three Sisters Soup, Fried Corn Mush, Native American Corn Muffins, Venison Stew, Roasted Pumpkin, Fresh Garden Green Salad, Spiced Apple Cider with Popcorn and Berry Salad for dessert!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Our students used value to create the illusion of three dimensional Christmas ornaments. We mixed blue or purple with varying amounts of black and white and then painted a line of each color in value of order. Finally, we blended our painted lines with a dry brush. Creative?... we think yes!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Are we there yet?! The elementary class had a blast earlier this week as we took them on a scavenger hunt around Uptown Whittier. This lesson combined social studies, community service and PE. The students were avidly using maps and following directions to get to their awaiting prize. For the first prize they needed to find a location labeled on a map of Uptown Whittier and on the way, they helped make Whittier just a little bit cleaner. The second clue used cardinal directions to lead them to their prize. The third prize, a trip to Starbucks for ice water and chocolate milk, required them to follow Google Maps style directions. Once we left Starbucks the students were given the cross street location for the fourth prize and they had to determine the location on the map and the best way to get there. Finally, the students found their way back to the school for one last treat: pumpkin carving.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
On Thursday October 3rd, the elementary class set out on an adventure to Tanaka Frams. We picked deliciously fresh radishes, green beans, carrots, onions, and pumpkins!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Earlier in the week, our students were experimenting with their sense of touch. We let them have fun and get a little messy with water and shaving cream. "What does it feel like?" was all we asked and they had some pretty interesting responses.
|B: "It feels like cookie..it feels like peanut butter.. it feels like pizza!"|
L:" Like cookie and peanut butter."
|A said: "It feels like...soft. It feels like under with your hands."|
|L simply said: "Soft."|
|L: "...it feels like... cold. I feel like apple juice and water."|
|G: "It feel so cold!... It smells like snow."|
|R: "It feels so cold and so sand."|
|S: "It feels cold...soft and cold."|