The first few weeks of school are behind us already and our
seedlings are growing immensely.
They have just started learning how to prepare their own
snacks and how to compost, which is something that we will
continue to work on throughout the year. So far, the children
have assisted in cutting apples and bananas as well as peeling
clementines. They have shown great focus when cutting the
fruit and really enjoy helping out. This lesson not only teaches
the class how to prepare the food we eat, but also gives us the
opportunity to learn about and try new foods.
We began composting with clementine peels. All of the
children gathered around and each child brought a piece of
peel to the compost bucket. Once the clementines were peeled,
we placed them on our snack time serving tray. After washing
our hands, they picked out napkins and waited patiently to sing
our snack time song “For the Golden Corn”. The children have
really begun to associate the song with the beginning of snack
time. Snack time has become a sacred time where the children
sit at a family style table and take pride in knowing they helped
prepare the food that they eat.