Fridays are always full of excitement here at Laurel Mountain. Of course the weekend is near, but on Fridays we have our Enrichment Slot, or E-slot, from 8:00-9:00 am. Here is a little sampling of some different enrichment activities that took place over the past two weeks.
Ms. Lofaro's second grade class: Ms. Lofaro's Leapfrogs prepared for working in the Edible Garden by learning more about plant needs and practicing planting seeds. We let Miss Frizzle lead the way to teach us that plants need soil, sunlight, water and air. Then we ventured outside to check out our plot. We learned that the graden is organic, we have 2 composts and we also collect rain water. Then, we used one of our top interests, cooking, to practice planting seeds. We made a chocolate mousse dirt pudding and dropped mini chocolate chips into the "moist soil" to plant our "seeds". Then, we covered them over with with the soil and added some crushed oreo "dry soil" on top. Of course we added a gummy worm so that our soil would have extra nutrients. We can't wait to plant our seeds in LME's Edible Garden!
Mrs. Castro's fifth grade class: The Castro Courgars spent time in the Edible Garden.
First graders were busy making their fish for Ocean Day. The first grade hallway is now an ocean.
Mrs. Castro's fifth grade class drew self portraits. Very impressive!
Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Heironymus' third grade classes worked throught he scientific process using "Oobleck" that they made.