This is not my patch in the Syracuse area, but is was fun, nonetheless.
This fall we have been enjoying the bounty of the harvest from the rooftop garden and Hepworth Farm (our CSA share). We a large donation of apples, nearly every class has made apple sauce and eaten their share of apple slices.
We are learning (or remembering) some of the basics, like where is the trash can, how do we recycle. Where are the crayons? What are my rights and responsibilities? What do I remember about cooking, what do I want to learn, and how can I get along with my classmates.
We have been together at recess, on the roof, in the cooking room and in classrooms. Free dig and harvesting vegetables are favorite activities on the roof. Some classes have also recorded their observations on the roof. Bees are in evidence which is scary to some, but essential for a farm.
Thanks to those of you who have been able to make contributions from my wish list. I post it outside my room. Now that we have collected pumpkin and some of the ingredients for which I asked, we are ready to do some baking. I have already been asked for the Pumpkin Puff recipe from last year.
The classes I see on Thursday and Fridays have already seen me quite a bit, as has the Pre-K/K classes that see me three times a week. Confetti Salad was something really new for some, but nearly everyone likes the sweet apple sauce we made.
The older children are already creating their own individual salads from the fruits and vegetables from the CSA. They made Zucchini Carpaccio from a recent NY Times recipe. I hope you read the email from me that Abbe sent to fourth and fifth grade families.