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Monday, May 21, 2012

Learning Trip to The Landscape Arboretum

May 21, 2012  Our first grade friends had the opportunity to attend The Landscape Arboretum.  Our friends visited the Japanese Garden, Sensory Garden and took a walk on the Bog Walk.  They also had the opportunity to explore other gardens and walking paths.  After lunch they attended a Ready, Set, Grow class where they learned about animal's habitats, insects, birds, seeds and plants.  Each child was able to take home the the Zinnia flower and Dill plant they planted during class.  In about two weeks the Zinnia and Dill plant will be ready to plant outside.  We learned that butterflies love both of these plants!  Ask your first grader what their favorite part was.  Take a peek below at our busy day...

 Japanese Garden Fun-As our friends explored the garden they filled in a scavenger hunt form asking them to describe their findings.  (Thanks TWulf for the WS)
                                                                                                                Mrs. Z and Mrs. S

Bog Walk Fun

                        Recording Bog Findings                      Fallen Paper into the pond (it was scooped out)

                                             Turtle                               Waterfall
                        Rolling down the big hill
 Class Picture Time 
(KG- we missed you)
Ready, Set, Grow Program-Our first grade friends had the chance to learn about how important ladybugs are to gardens and plants.  After learning, they had the chance to let a ladybug go into the plant and fruit garden.

A magnified aphid

            Peeking at a tiny aphid
A magnified ladybug



Planting our Zinnia Flowers and Dill Plants


Bird Walk- We used sign language to communicate so we would not scare the birds.

   What a Fun Day! 

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