Archives for the month of: June, 2014

Click here for more information ……    GREAT AMERICAN CAMP OUT!!!!!

Calling all nature lovers!!!  or  wannabes….

Here is a great opportunity to bring your kids on their first camping trip. Best of all you can do it in your back yard!

Check out the link (GREAT AMERICAN CAMP OUT!!!!)   and get prepared for the Great American Backyard Campout Saturday, June 28th!

We started camping with our daughter when she was 6 months old… never to early or too late.

Fun stuff.

If you need a tent, I can lend you one… just contact me   sue@avalonparkandpreseve.org

Happy summer!!!! Sue

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SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM THE COFFIN FAMILY WHO MADE THIS AWESOME SALAD WITH THEIR DAUGHTER’S LETTUCE.  LOOKS YUMMY!!!  

ANY OTHER SALAD PHOTOS????

 

Our season is winding down here at Avalon and it was time for the kids to harvest their lettuce crops.  

I must say it was great to go from seed to plant to table!  That is the current rage after all !  

Anyway, it was time to pick the lettuce and pick they did, filling their bags with lettuce to take home to make a salad.

I included a salad dressing recipe that was easy enough for the kids to make with their parents. 

Here are some of the best shots…. taken by our fantastic intern Emily, who is on break from Gettysburg College.  We love her!!!!

Our Kindergartner group… getting down and dirty…. so proud of them!!!

 

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Miss Mae 🙂

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Dasi,,, always gentle … even with her lettuce!

 

 

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Our energetic group of 1st – 3rd graders.  A curious and interested group of kids!!!

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There I am… I think it’s my first appearance on my blog!!!  

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Smiley toothless Hannah… today we compared all of the wiggly and loose teeth the group had!!

 

 

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Silly Boys!

 

 

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In the end I hope the kids will remember the time they grew their own lettuce and that it will encourage them to have their own gardens at home.  We are all so used to going to the supermarket to get our food but to actually have a hand in growing a part of your meal it is even  more meaningful!!!  Bravo to all these young gardeners.  My biggest question is who actually had salad for dinner????

Let me know!

Peace, Sue

Today we talked about weather.  I thought it would be fun to listen to sounds of weather and have them create what the weather looked like using pastels and watercolor paint. 

I love to see children engaged in painting and drawing… it’s so joyful.  When I took out the large sheets of paper the some of the parents and kids were like…”wow!”  What fun it is to have a large blank space to do whatever you want on it.  No directions needed.

First came wind, then sun, then rain!  All on the same paper… crazy!!!  Just look at these pictures and you can see their weather.  All different and magnificent!

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AND FINALLY IT RAINED…..

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Afterwards we went out into the real weather which was warm and sunny and we ate some of our lettuce…. 

Lovely little bunnies…

Get outside …. 

Sue