A few weeks ago I was giving a Stone Soup Lesson at N. Winneshiek where we were using all the left over vegetables from the final harvest of our school garden to make a huge “Stone Soup” for national Food Day. The kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade classes all helped to make the soup and read the story in advance. Students were chopping carrots, potatoes, parsley, onions and thrashing beans. Continue reading
After months of planning, the North Winn Wellness Fair was officially a success!
Even though there is blizzard expected for Northeast Iowa, North Winn Kindergarteners planted their first seeds on Tuesday this week. The class worked together to plant yellow and red onions, as well as leeks. The seeds are pretty tiny, and look like a speck of soil, so it was a little challenging for the kids to see where they were putting the seeds. Overall, I think it went pretty well, and I’m hoping that we have onions and leeks come summer. For now, just the smell of the dirt reminded me that warmer, garden-filled times are ahead! I can’t wait! Continue reading
The other day, the always thoughtful Mrs. Welper (the kindergarten teacher at North Winn) gave me this picture and writing sample from one of her kids. Continue reading
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This week was such a busy week! I figured I’d let the pictures do the talking…
Last year North Winn’s Resource Contact, Erika Randall, developed The Squash Election and I decided to make it an annual event for North Winn’s 5th graders. Continue reading
NE Iowa schools serve locally grown foods during October Farm to School Month
At North Winn, we kicked off Farm to School Month with another taste test of local food: Cauliflower! Continue reading
Every time I walk into North Winn School, I can’t help but get excited. I always know it’s going to be a great day full of teaching and kids saying funny/insightful things. Continue reading