Nature Rangers week 1 part 1

Well, we’re off to a great start!  Our Nature Rangers painted a brick that is lined around the gazebo, and planted a couple of sunflower seeds and morning glories in hope that our gazebo will be covered in flowers this summer.  We planted squash seedlings, popcorn, and part of the rainbow garden (Nature Buddies will finish that up tomorrow!).  We had a tea party, using sweet basil and mint leaves from our tea garden, and discussed how different cultures incorporate tea time in their day.

We made garden stepping stones, worked on our journals, played games, tasted rhubarb jam, harvested lettuce for our snack,  searched for color matches in the garden, painted rainbows by mixing colors, found a yellow swallowtail caterpillar, a few toads, and lots of worms.  And it’s only Wednesday!

IMG_7477

I think he likes it!

IMG_7474

Harvesting lettuce for snack time. Cutting the outer leaves.

IMG_7473

Watering squash seedlings

IMG_7483

Miss Jessica, a.k.a the toad finder! She found 3 today!

IMG_7487

Watering sunflower seeds. Notice our beautifully painted bricks. Each class will paint their own bricks this summer.

IMG_7509

Color matching in the garden.

IMG_7511

Great color matching!

IMG_7512

Now this is a beautiful mud pie!

This mudpie is watching you!

IMG_7494

Nature Rangers June 2014

IMG_7475 IMG_7476 IMG_7478 IMG_7479 IMG_7513 IMG_7519