On the first day back to school after summer we took the children out to the garden in small groups to check on how it was doing.
They took binoculars and magnifying glasses to help them focus on seeing.
They were excited by all the different flowers and colors. They saw lots of different insects and birds out enjoying our garden too.
As they explored the garden, each child chose a favorite flower to bring back inside to make colorful bouquets to decorate our classroom and remind us of our beautiful garden.
On another day we again got to spend time in our garden. This time the children went with a partner to weave ribbons into our Garden Loom. This loom was built for us a few years ago by one of our dads, Brad Fisher. We wanted to put beautiful colored ribbons in it to remind us of all the colors of our summer garden even during the winter months when the blossoms are no longer there.
We feel so lucky to have this garden space and appreciate all the work our Small Friends families put in, both over the summer and during the school year on the Garden Committee, to make it such a wonderful outdoor space for us to enjoy. We are looking forward to many more adventures out in our garden throughout the year!