Stories in Motion

This summer, I have partnered with the Elkader Public Library to do a program called Stories in Motion.  This program offers kids the opportunity to engage in a literacy program and physical activity.  Every Wednesday morning in June, we take a book and take a walk down to Elkader’s Founder’s Park from the library.  We read books along the way about health, wellness, and the natural world.  I have also been introducing literacy into the school garden, by offering Story-time in the Central Community School Garden on Wednesday evenings in June. Continue reading

Farm to Pizza with Third Graders!

East Elementary students made mini pizzas as part of a grant to teach “Farm to Pizza” curriculum! After reviewing the components of MyPlate, students drew pictures of pizza toppings and ingredients while determining if they are a grain, fruit, vegetable, dairy or protein! Continue reading