by Joan on 07/29/14
We have 2 gardens this year. One is called Lori's garden and the other is Lupe's garden. Many thanks to both of these ladies for all their help with the gardens.
Lori's garden is full of color. The flowers are growing and the sunflowers are now higher than most of our children. The children have been observing the bumble-bees and this has initiated our insect lessons. Terms like "observing", "pruning", "sowing", "harvesting" and "roots" are all new additions to our vocabulary. The older children have learned the parts of a flower and are ready to take home their art projects. The children are excited about harvesting the sunflower seeds. There are daily observations of the center of a sunflower.
In Lupe's garden, the children observed the depth required to plant seeds of different types. They have asked questions like "why are some seeds growing up and some are not". They understand that in Nevada lot's of water and sun are needful. The children are able to identify and name some of the plants such as the tomato and corn plants. They have learned not to step on the plants while weeding or retrieving a lost ball during playtime.
by Joan on 07/29/14
We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes for our summer raffle that will help us to raise money for the renovation of the playground. We would like to especially thank Home Depot and our parents. We also appreciate Greydons mom, Sue, who will be going to local companies requesting donations.
So far, we have the following prizes available:
2 twenty dollar gift certificates to Mings Restaurant
2 twenty dollar gift certificates to Basque Restaurant
New Fisher Price Surprise Sound Park and Ferris Wheel ($64.99 retail value)
New Fisher Price Zoo Animal Talkers ($79.99 retail value)
New Mr. Coffee 12 cup programmable ($35.00 retail value)
New Danskin Yoga Mat
New Rubbermaid 28 Piece Storage Pack
New Small Roundy Ridge Camping Blanket
New Three Piece Locker Set
Lightly used Bicycle with training wheels
Keep watching for additional items. Tickets are $1.00 each and the raffle will begin August 4th and run through September 12th. You do not need to be present to win. Call 882-3011 if you would like to buy tickets.