Saturday, September 29, 2012


It is already October and today feels like summer!  The temperature is near 80 degrees!  The nice weather has allowed our students to spend plenty of time outdoors at the park and picking carrots and pumpkins in our pre school garden.  We discovered that little animals like to eat our pumpkins.  They  chew big holes in them which means we can't use them for jack-o-lanterns, but we can easily see the many seeds inside the pumpkins.  Twelve pumpkins were not eaten yet.  They are being protected in the entryway of our church so we can use them for Halloween.  
The carrots that we picked were very tasty!  The ones we dug up were many different sizes and shapes.  They were all orange though.  The rest of the carrots will be dug up and eaten on Orange Day.  That's the day after Halloween, in case you have never celebrated it before.
Our zinnias are as big and beautiful as ever.  I guess the cool nights don't bother them.  What a beautiful sight they are on a crisp fall day.
Right now we are learning about apples and our four year olds will be going to Aamodt's Apple Orchard for a visit.  The next post will take you there!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


After a very hot summer, Pre School is back in session.  We just finished a week of meeting our students and their parents and I think we are going to have a very good year!
 The last time I blogged it was spring and our students and teachers were busy planting our garden.  With the hot weather we experienced in July and August I am so thankful for the families who volunteered to water and weed so faithfully.  Our zinnias are the star of the show in the garden.  They display their colors on tall sturdy stems and attract gorgeous butterflies.  The carrots are still hiding, waiting for the day we dig them up and have them for snack.  Tomatoes and peppers have been producing all summer.  The sunflowers, which were "volunteers"  from last year, were a bust.  Too bad!  We'll try again next year.  Last year's three year olds planted the pumpkins.  The vines are growing everywhere!!  Local animals have snacked on some of them but we will be able to harvest enough for our Halloween parties.  Fall is a harvest season and we will be experiencing the fun of gathering the fruits of our labor.