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Fifth grade has fun harvesting May 29, 2013

Filed under: Garden stories — juliesbradley @ 5:57 pm

by Osbaldo, Elizabeth, Amin, and Alice

Today fifth graders planted and watered cucumbers, potatoes, and tomatoes. We harvested radishes, lettuce, and spinach. Some of us ate the vegetables and it was tasty! Community volunteers are going to help over the summer to keep our gardens nice and healthy. Thank you Mrs. Bradley for the garden lessons and for bringing the gardens to our school!






Today was harvest day!

Filed under: Garden stories — juliesbradley @ 4:08 pm

DSC_1375DSC_1372DSC_1350by Yesica and Michael

Today at Hiawatha garden third graders harvested lettuce, spinach, and radishes. We washed the vegetables and we put them in a pillow case. We spun the pillow cases to help the vegetables dry. Then we put the vegetables in a bowl and we enjoyed eating our garden harvest. We also pulled weeds out of the garden and watered our plants such carrots that we will pick in the fall.

We also put worms into the compost pile. Worms will help break down food in our school cafeteria’s compost.


The Celebration! May 14, 2013

Filed under: Recipes from the garden — juliesbradley @ 1:28 am

DSC_0904by Ayala M.

On Tuesday, May 14th, there is going to be a huge celebration for our Study Buddy club. Family members are invited and I’m going to bring my family with me. Study Buddies is a group that studies after school every Tuesday. We work on our homework, read together, and play games too. Tomorrow we are celebrating the last day of Study Buddies this school year. There is going to be a lot of fun things going on, like games, snacks, and the best part will be a pinata with candy. We’re going to say thank-you to the volunteers who’ve been helping us this school year – they are a group of really nice people. And once we’ve had a good time we’ll play some activities like red light-green light. There is also going to be a special person who sings but it is a secret. I bet it’s Mr. Kramer! We’ll see all you Study Buddies tomorrow afternoon!


How can Butterflies and Moths Affect the World…. May 10, 2013

Filed under: Garden stories,Recipes from the garden — juliesbradley @ 6:44 pm

viceroy-butterflyby Linh N.

Have you ever thought how butterflies and moths would affect the world if they all have disappeared? Well, they really do affect the surroundings around us!

Butterflies and moths fly from flower to flower, spreading pollen. Pollen can be used to eat for food, or spreading flower population. Both creatures help flowers grow, and provide food to eat.

They can scare off bugs, creatures, and predators that want to eat them, because of their color and patterns on their wings. This means it could scare creatures that we humans think of pests. Their patterns are important for communication to scare off predators!

Imagine if butterflies and moths would disappear. They really make a difference to the world around us. If one species disappeared, it would really make a huge difference for the whole world.


Chicks were at Hiawatha School! May 8, 2013

Filed under: Chick Chat! — juliesbradley @ 4:11 pm


We had baby chicks hatch at Hiawatha School.  Enjoy this digital story by Mrs. Doerrfeld’s kindergarten writers!