It was a beautiful and sunny week at Fiddleheads for our last week of seed study. Wow, we have talked about seeds for a long time! There is a lot to explore here. This week we talked about methods of seed dispersal. We acted out some seed dispersal. We made up some seed stories. We went on a seed hunt. We threshed some rye that I grew in my yard in Maine last summer, and then we winnowed it in front of the fan and tasted it as seed and then again after it had been ground down into flour. We made apple prints. Tomorrow we will do an apple taste test and make some popcorn!
We had a lot of cold but beautiful and sunny weather this past week. We have been noticing the slow turn of the big leaf maples and the blue sky behind them. We have been watching juncos and listening to flickers and creepers. It's lovey to be outside to experience all of this.
Next week we will begin learning about spiders. Spiders are everywhere, especially at this time of year. They are really fascinating, and provide a great opportunity to get really excited about something that is really cool but also kind of creepy!