Dear GAP Families,
Week two was short, sweet and full of outdoor exploration and activities. From the Garden of Wonders, we harvested beans to save for next year, pulled mint, and learned about how our snack scraps and garden debris can be added to the compost.
The Garden Specialist for Abernethy, Julie Welch, offered GAP the beds outside of the cafeteria as she is utilizing the Garden of Wonders for her students for the time being. In these beds, we’ve been weeding and digging and are already seeing the green sprouts of the cover-crop we planted last week. Because we’ve had new students to the program almost each day, we’ve spent time reviewing ground-rules for safety and fun outdoor play.
Next week, our theme will be soil. Stay tuned for experiments on absorption and dispersion and a more expansive soil test. If your students have any books they’d like to share, we welcome them.
-We are active and outside. We want to encourage all students to bring their own water bottle to curb waste and keep them hydrated.
-If you haven’t turned in your GAP Behavior and Incident Policy form please do so.
We are so enjoying getting to know each of your students and rhythm of the school day.
Arielle, Ellen & Millicent