At the end of the spring semester we created book from our drawings to show anyone and everyone and especially our parents everything that we learned. Both Scott and Nicole’s classes created a book. Please download and look at all of our accomplishments this spring.
We didn’t just create the pizza, we grew the veggies!
Gnocco’s staff showed the children how to create a pizza. We then all created pizzas together using herbs and vegetables we grew at Campos community Garden: oregeno, basil, thyme, marjoram and tomatoes.
Claudio and Rossella shows us how to make the pizza dough.
The dough is super elastic. Rosella stretched and stretched a little ball of dough to make a big pie. The dough was squishy when I poked at it.
The pizzas sure tasted super good. The children documented the process by drawing and writing in their notebooks.
You can see some of our drawing in the book we published at the end of the year:
Thse working bees are all girls? That’s fantastic.
Dan Rothchild came by and introduced us to bees. Did you know that all of the bees are girls? The queen bee lays all the eggs and the workers bee do all of the work. The drones freeload and the only thing they do is inseminate the queen at the very beginning of her life. Isn’t that typical. This is what Dan said.
Dan had the children draw different parts of the bee to understand how they work.
Since 2017 we have designed and implemented a comprehensive program for third graders at the Children’s Workshop School. Our participating partners for our interactive program include the Campos Community Garden near the school and a local community restaurant, Gnocco.
Our programs add the “A” (arts) to STEM programs by encouraging children to tap into their creativity and try out new ideas. Garden Stories draws inspiration from life lessons learned through gardening and the arts.
Our current workshop program, sponsored by the NYCC Cultural Immigrant Initiative with a pass through grant through Downtown Music Productions, with support from Children’s Workshop PTA and Gnocco restaurant ran from September 12, 2018 through June 14, 2019.