Thursday, April 29, 2010

Garden and Ocean

Our garden is beginning to take shape. It takes courage to plant in April but this has been an unusual year. The Blue Class was the first to take the plunge. On a warm April morning they planted carrot and radish seeds in their garden plot. (The rest of us planted indoors in peat pots.) They have been very faithful about watering their seeds. Six children are given the task each day they are in session. They are hoping the radishes will be grown by the time school ends!
Our other classes have now begun to plant their small plants outside. One class is growing sunflowers, which are growing super fast! Another class is growing zinnias. Another cosmos. The three year olds (okay, some have turned 4) are planting pumpkins which they can harvest in the fall.
This week we are learning about (Can you guess by the photos?) the ocean! We are all familiar with Nemo but there are many more "cool" things in the sea. However, we haven't seen any mermaids yet!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Owl Baby

Check this out! Tessie Rodkewich emailed me these pictures of a young owl that they found stranded in one of the tunnels at Driftwood Park on Thursday. The baby was frightened and the mom was concerned. The Raptor Center from the U of M came to the rescue. They placed it in a tree where Mom could take over!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


A you all know, last week was our Minnesota week at Pre School and one of the days was designated as Minnesota Twins Day! It couldn't have been more exciting with the opening of the new Target Field and all the talk about the opening of the Twins season in the new stadium! We had a great response from everyone and the twins/red, white and blue day was really fun. Here are some pictures we thought you would enjoy!