We have take the first tentative steps towards growing herbs. Claire and Rory planted cilantro and basil this week. We are anticipating fresh cilantro as a garnish on our baked potatoes and, eventually, a feast of pasta with pesto.
This week, the children continued to explore which factors affect their concentration through sitting in assigned seats each day.
As part of a unit on macro-nutrients, groups of children have made roasted beet and roasted carrot dips, overnight oats, and breakfast bars. This project will continue for another two weeks. Every child has enjoyed at least a few of these healthy dishes and they’ve demonstrated that they are capable of making them with a minimum amount of supervision.
We had fun attempting to demonstrate Newton’s Third Law of Motion this week with balloons, string, and a water bottle.