Thursday, January 20, 2011

Third Grade on January 19

The third grade had a lovely time at the farm yesterday.  It was a lovely, warm, sunny day such as we have not seen in quite a while.  The children got straight to work.  One group put overalls onto our second scarecrow and stuffed them with hay.

They also worked on sawing lengths of wood to make our new compost sifters.

Another group worked on tearing down an old structure to make way for bees in the spring.  A third group added this week's classroom scraps to the compost pile and then continued work on the trench for an underground length of chicken wire along the fence line to keep out the digging varmints.  A fourth group learned how to properly prune rose bushes and pulled up some of the dead annuals in the garden.  At end of day we shared our closing verse and said our good byes.

For the dark earth that cradles the seed.
For the rain that brings forth the green leaves.
For the stars that give form to the flowers.
For the warm sun that ripens the fruit.
For all that is good and beautiful.
Oh heavenly spirit we thank thee.

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