The first signs of fall appeared this week on our new Chinese Pistachio tree. This aligned perfectly with our Kinder friends and their science study of trees. We took a tree walk and learned about some of the trees near the farm. They examined each tree and shared their thoughts, and really loved hugging the trees!
Other student farmers put on their Botanist caps and studied many different things that are happening on the farm. Some sketched their garden plots and noted which plants were thriving, which ones weren't and made predictions about why that was happening. Third grade studied plant structure and function, by pulling a weed and then sketching and labeling the plant parts. Then some special insect friends visited and the kids documented them in their journals too.
It was a great week of discovery!