Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 2- 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

Today, once the kids arrived at the Center, the campers and counselors walked to the nearby orchard.  Here the campers learned about the parts of a plant and how to tell when the fruit is ready to pick.  They picked apples, grapes,raspberries, and mulberries.

Next, the kids went back to the Center and in small groups learned how to harvest plants. They picked collard greens and kale!  After weighing all the food, the kids and counselors picked 35 pounds of collard greens, kale, and Swiss chard!  This food will be delivered to the seniors of the Edna Martin Center.

After a quick break inside, the kids played circle dodgeball. They enjoyed having time to run outside and play!

The engineers came back today and they switched groups.  The group that did the egg drop now are working with lego robots and vice versa.  The campers enjoyed trying new activities and experimenting!

For lunch everyone had sandwiches, chips, mixed greens, and lemonade.   Nakiea made a delicious vegetable medley with the greens that the students picked from the garden earlier today!

After lunch it was off to a scavenger hunt! The kids were looking for cards that were hidden around the garden.  These cards had answers to a worksheet they received.  They learned all about butterflies including how long they lived, what they ate, and more!

Finally, they had plant science with Aster.  They learned what the acronym PLANTS stood for ( Place, air, nutrients, thirsty, soil).  They then watched a short video about how one seed can create a forest!They sang the "one seed" song at the end.  After plant science the students played their favorite game, dodgeball!

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