Last spring, some classroom parents (who happen to be farmers) helped the Primary class start a vegetable garden. We enjoyed watching it grow in the spring, and when we returned in the fall, we discovered we were pretty good farmers!
This season we successfully grew squash, tomatoes, basil, green peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, and cantaloupe. We’ve been enjoying eating the cantaloupe as a snack, and students are often seen in our outdoor classroom munching on basil.
Last week we harvested tomatoes, basil, and a green pepper and made our own pizza sauce! After chopping, mixing, and blending, children watched and smelled as the sauce boiled down in the hour before lunchtime. Every child in class devoured a small pizza (with gluten-free and dairy-free options) as an addition to their lunch.
The results? Delicious!