AM Snack: Hummus and butter crackers
Lunch: Pintos, basmati rice and creamy avocado dip
PM Snack: Veggie chips
AM Snack: Oatmeal with butter, cinnamon and sugar
Lunch: Lentils with homemade bread and butter
PM Snack: Bananas
AM Snack: Melon with honey yogurt dip
Lunch: Smoked ham and cheese cubes, tortilla chips
PM Snack: Pretzels
AM Snack: Rice cakes with peanut butter and jam
Lunch: Sausage and roasted squash tossed with pasta
PM Snack: Raisins
Summer is upon us and what better time to enjoy some cool water sensory boxes? The Saplings have enjoyed the water and sand play. Today they explored a colorful frozen block of ice with hidden treasures! What fun! Some of the Treehouse boys have adopted a Sapling as their little sister and have been diligently watching out for her on the play yard! The mixed age dynamic is a great learning experience and allows for the family setting to emerge in their play. Such fun to watch it unfold!
All the children are enjoying the food, complete with a tropical fruit crisp that the summer campers...
AM Snack: Homemade apple crisp
Lunch: Black bean dip with avocado dip and tortilla chips
PM Snack: Gluten free pretzels
AM Snack: Gluten free banana muffins
Lunch: Roasted eggplant casserole with basil
PM Snack: Raisins
AM Snack: Melon
Lunch: Tomato Basil Bisque with zucchini and butter crackers
PM Snack: Fruit and grain bars
AM Snack: Pineapple
Lunch: Smoked sausage with mixed veggies and buttered basmati rice
PM Snack: Veggie chips
AM Snack: ...
Summer camp has been busy working on making their own rhythm sticks with Ms. Kristin, creating campfire story rocks with Ms. Leona and learning some fun old school jump rope rhymes. I enjoyed listening to them sing with Ms. Christiane today. They are learning to sing in rounds and sing different parts as if in a choir. They are loving it! Of course they are working up voracious appetites and in general playing hard! Life is good when you are 5, 6, 7 and 8! Summer time is the best!
Jump Rope Rhyme
Cinderella, dressed in yellow
Went upstairs to kiss her fellow
Made a mistake
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe —
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea —
"Now cast your nets wherever...
Am Snack: Melon
Lunch: Asian noodles with roasted chicken, veggies and house-made peanut sauce
Pm snack: Raisins
Am Snack: Avocado dip with carrots
Lunch: Curried lentils with celery, onions, pork bone broth, fresh baked bread with butter
Pm Snack: Bananas
Am Snack: Sweet and salty popcorn
Lunch: Smoked ham and cheese chunks, chilled green peas, crackers
Pm Snack: Buttered caramel rice cakes
Am snack: Pineapple
Lunch: Overnight crockpot black bean chili with tortilla chips...
As we continue to utilize seasonal produce, we have modified our menu to make the most of organic vegetables that we receive from Johnson's Backyard! Below is the menu for June 9 - June 13.
AM SNACK: Organic cucumbers with organic sour cream dip and rice cakes
LUNCH: Organic broccoli rice casserole with shredded raw milk cheddar
PM SNACK: 1/2 banana
AM SNACK: Organic air popped popcorn with savory butter
LUNCH: Organic "pizza" soup with fresh herbs, organic yellow squash and zucchini, fresh baked organic bread and organic butter
PM SNACK: Raw cashews...
With so many families traveling, we thought it would be great fun to see pictures of your children from your destination sporting their farm school t-shirt! We recently received a picture of our sweet friend, Elizabeth, from Red Square in Moscow, Russia! If you travel near or far, take a picture and email it to us and we'll share your adventures on the school blog. It's so fun for the children...