Weekly Update - November 12th 2016

Hello All,

  Students at RTH were busy, down in the dirt this week!  These farm hands worked to remove vegetables that were beginning to decompose, weed out the last of this years weeds, and prepare the soil for this coming spring.  Most groups were given their first chance to use tools.  Here students were given butter knives to cut up pieces of pumpkin to smaller sizes.  Rotting pumpkins were integrated in to lessons on consumers, producers, and decomposers with a special emphasis on decomposers.  Students worked to identify other decomposers both in the garden and in the forest.  Ask your child what they know about decomposers.

  With the cooler temperatures, students engaged in lots of active play this week.  Games on the grass were played, both teacher and student led.  

  Our afternoons were filled with ‘rock talks’ by Grey Granite.  Grey Granite brought his extensive rock collection, geological tools, and special light technology to observe and identify multiple rocks and minerals.  Grey Granite was a wealth of information on the topic, and plans to return to metal detect with the students before the snow flies!  Ask your child what they learned about classifying rocks?

  We will continue to collect t.u.f.f.o. orders throughout this week.  Hard copies of order forms are available at pick up. 

  Next week we will continue to focus on creating our journal books, some groups have already started and they look great!  

  Take care,

Shannon