Each spring and summer the children enjoy caring for their vegetable and flower gardens. Curriculum is created by our teachers and include lessons about veggies, plants, fruit, insects, and wildlife.
In the spring, the school plants seedlings of an assortment of vegetables in the classroom and cares for them and watches them grow from seeds to mature plants. They then transport them to our outdoor planting beds in the late spring.
Our shed in our play yard has also been designed as a Nature Center. Called the "Bug Hut" it is a favorite space for the children to play in and store their shells, sticks, and other items found during their discoveries on Sandy Hook. We are hoping to raise butterflies in the space in Summer 2011. Milkweed, a common food of the monarch butterfly, is abundant in our yard and attracts many butterflies.
Bug Hut designed by mother and interior designer Terje Jaamann.