Today was our first field trip of the year! We traveled to Richmond to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. During our guided tour, Plants, What Good Are They?, we got to smell, taste, plant, and collect all kinds of plants in the Children's Garden.
After our tour, we wandered through the other gardens and saw the cool LEGO sculptures scattered around the grounds as part of the Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit.
In the conservatory we were awed by the many species of butterflies, the orchid exhibit, and the GIANT cacti. This was a favorite stop for many of the students!
Time on the climbing tree rounded out stay. So much fun!
Libby is a senior at Western Albemarle High School. Through an independent study program, she comes in for 4 hours a week to work one-on-one and with small groups as well as help with teacher tasks. The students look forward to her visits and love to work with her. Here she is with our happy class gathered around.
All this week we have been sharing our Baby Memories, some object or a story from birth to kindergarten that tells about themselves. It was so much fun to hear the student's stories about "when they were little!"
Today we finished up our Pop-Up cards that we started on Friday during STEAM time. The students were really taking their time and adding details and Washi tape for decorations, so needed some extra time to finish up. The cards were a novel way to invite parents to Back to School Night this Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Hope everyone can make it!
All this week students shared their Summer Memories at Morning Meeting. We learned how to ask good questions to learn more from our speakers. The students all seemed so relaxed speaking in front of their classmates and we learned something new about every student.
A bit of rain brought our recess indoors today. With lots of fun choices, students were asking, "Can we have recess inside again!"