It’s November – what does that mean for Decorah students? Wellness Wednesdays of course!Continue reading
St. Ben’s 7th graders were in charge of the garden clean up this year. The saying “many hands makes light work” was beyond true in this instance! There were plenty of kids and everyone had a job to do: organizing tomato cages, pulling up dead plants, hauling compost, and smoothing out the soil in the beds, just to name a few. With everyone’s help we got the garden ship shape in about 25 minutes! Continue reading
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Last Friday, October 10th, Decorah Schools celebrated Walk to School Day. It was a brisk fall morning and kids, parents, and teachers were all excited to get walking!
Farm to School Month kicks off tomorrow with what is sure to be a month full of local foods, taste tests, and farmer visits. John Cline kindergartners got Farm to School started off a little early with a visit to Peake’s Orchard in Waukon. Continue reading
First grade classes at John Cline got the year started off right with a Read and Run. Basically, the event was just as it sounds: students hauled their book boxes across the street to the track at the high school, read in the grass, and then got to run around. This event was great on many levels. First of all, the kids (and I) had so much fun and secondly, it was such a great combination of curriculum and active living! I am always impressed with how John Cline teachers get their students up and moving. Continue reading
Last week, all of the Resource Contacts teamed up to host Edible Earth Camp 2014. It was a great week of crafts, cooking, and playing outside with kids which I have been missing since school isn’t in session. We did different activities every day, but my favorite by far was our trip to WW Homestead Dairy. Continue reading
Thankfully, the gardens at Decorah High School are managed by some awesome teachers: Brad Johansen and Tim Hayes. With their guidance, I have been helping out in the garden during summer school, picking strawberries, planting cucumbers and summer squash, and weeding. It has been great to get high schoolers who don’t normally garden outside. Continue reading
One of the great things about working with little kids is that they truly say some hilarious stuff. I don’t know if it’s the spring air or what, but my students have been cracking me up. Continue reading