Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 3 - 5th and 6th Graders

Today the kids spent all morning with IUPUI.  The students collected data like soil PH, soil composition, soil temperature and a percolation test.  They tested the soil from the garden to test how healthy our soil was.  We found out we need to add more nitrogen to the soil to help our garden grow better.

Once the campers finished outside,  it was time for lunch.  On the menu today was taco casserole, salad, and mixed greens including kale, squash, collard greens, and Swiss chard.

Then, two dieticians came in to talk to the campers about leading a healthy lifestyle.  They went over "MyPlate" and then the kids played a trivia game.  The kids learned about the different types of fruits and vegetables and how many servings they should have of each food.  They even got a bowl, lunch bag, or sticker if they answered questions in the trivia game correctly!

After that the kids went back outside for more vertex dodgeball with the counselors!  Then, they tried a delicious fruit smoothie as their healthy snack for the day.   Finally, they did reflections.  It was another great day at the 

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