Hello Division 19,
Today was our first Growing Chefs lesson. We met our team of chefs. We have Chef Mike, Chef Sarah, Chef Chelsea and Chef Alina working with our class this year.
Today, we looked at different seeds and tried to guess what they will become. Radish and lettuce were very different seeds but the peas and beans were very easy to guess.
Below is a video of us planting our garden. The garden will be growing our the back counter.
Due to my absence this week I have not been able to send home the driver confirmation pages. I will be sending them home on Monday. I just received an email from Chef Graham and he needs for us to come at 11:45 rather than 11 due to scheduling at the hotel. I hope this does not present a problem for the parents who have volunteered.
See you and Happy Father’s Day,
Hello Division 19,
Next Tuesday we will be going to the YVR Fairmont Hotel. This should be an amazing field trip because we will be able to see our chefs working in the kitchen.
We are so fortunate to have enough parent drivers so this will be a FREE field trip. For the parents who volunteered to drive, we will need to leave the school at 10:30. Each child will be bringing his/her own booster seat for this trip. When you get to the airport, please park in the parkade on the top level. You will be given a parking voucher from the hotel for this excursion. We will be leaving the hotel at around 1pm.
This will be our final Growing Chefs lesson. The chefs will be presenting graduation certificates to the students. As well, the students will get a chance to sample a stirfry and a pea soup. I am still encouraging all students to bring their lunches as sometimes not all students like what has been made.
I will send a hardcopy information letter home later this week.
Hello DIvision 19,
If you haven’t had a chance to peek in the windows and see our plants…..here they are! I am always a bit skeptical when I plant seeds because I never know how well they are going to turn out. Our beans have done very very well. Check out the little purple beans that have grown in the past month and a half!
Picture 1: these are the flowers that are going to become beans.
Picture 2: Can you see the little beans? They are purple!
Picture 3: A close up of the beans.
We will keep growing them in the classroom to see if we can get any more beans. We will be using these beans for our stir fry for our final lesson at the hotel. Can’t wait!
See you and please wear green for Ander’sun’ day on Friday!
Hello Division 19,
Yesterday we had an amazing day. We had our second Growing Chefs lesson. It was so much fun. Each table group brainstormed ways to care for our garden and 5 rules for our garden. As well, we played a vegetable guessing game. We were able to guess the names of 10 out of 13 vegetables. The chefs did trick us though. We thought one of the vegetables was broccoli and it was actually broccolini (a vegetable that is a close cousin, it is a combination of broccoli and kale). There were 2 types of mushrooms that looked very different. One was a honey or beach mushroom and the other was a King Oyster mushroom. After the game, we all got to sample the vegetables. Everyone loved the vegetable samples!
We didn’t get a chance to plant with the chefs yesterday because we were so busy. They will be coming back next Tuesday to transplant our beans and peas because they have been growing like crazy. We will plant our seeds next Tuesday with the chefs.
As well, we started our new PE unit. As you all know, I love trying out new and interesting things in the gym. We are doing a gymnastics unit, but very untraditionally. We are going to use the theme of “Cirque du Soleil” to explore different movement techniques. Yesterday, we started our first lesson. We were doing the “Russian Bars”. Please check out the Youtube clips here to see an example of the Russian Bars. We used lines on the floor and did movements and jumps while maintaining our balance.
I absolutely love Cirque du Soleil. The gymnasts/acrobats/artists are unbelievable to watch. We will be doing different “cirque” themes every Tuesday in the gym and will try and tie it together to make a little presentation. Stay tuned…..
Hello Division 19,
Our plants are growing!!! Please come in and take a look. Our beans are growing so tall. It is crazy that they were only planted a week ago! Next Tuesday, the chefs will be returning. For this lesson, the chefs would like for the students to bring in some of their favorite seeds so they can do individual planting.
I am so happy that our beets are growing this year. Last year, none of the beets grew so we must be doing something better this year!
If you have any pots at home it would be fun to plant some seeds with your child so that they can see how easy it is to grow their own food.
Today was our first Growing Chefs lesson. It was so much fun. We met our 3 chefs: Chef Graham, Chef Brody and Chef Yuka. We looked at the different seeds that we were going to plant in our classroom garden.
The seeds we planted were:
- snap peas
For our next lesson, Chef Graham wants the students to bring in seeds of their favorite vegetable and we will do some more planting. I also have a window box that we can plant some flowers too.
Our next lesson will be Tuesday April 24. I will remind the students closer to the date to bring in their favorite seeds to grow.
Come in and check out our growing garden.