Mushrooms | Lettuce and Snow Cakes | 3.4.2015

In anticipation of the coming snow and rain we’ve prepared a few treats for the classroom.  Caregivers, join us in the classroom tomorrow morning for our next Mushrooms meetup (age 1-3).  UPDATED:  DUE TO SCHOOL DELAYS, MUSHROOMS WILL MEET 10-11AM (instead of 9-10).  Please RSVP BELOW. 

We’ll bring out some snow trays and miniature wonderland scenes, with natural materials and treasures to pack and play with.  Bring your sense of adventure to our indoor snow kitchen experiment.  P1040574

Notice anything similar about these little scenes?  Hunting on the snow we found a variety of branches.  Many of them have seeds, and don’t they all look different?  Smooth, spiky, and silky, the snow was littered with signs of winter.  We’ll chat winter branches and seeds.  Where did they come from?  Who might be looking for these treasures?  P1040569

Has anyone been freezing snow cookies, brownies and cakes? Bring them along to share with the group!

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You’ll leave with a homemade suet “cake” for the birds, covered in…. what are they?  More Seeds!

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Also in the classroom, we have chores to do, books to read with your little ones and look what happened!

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Lettuce seedlings!  Last time we saw these they were tiny seeds we placed in pop bottle planters, remember?  Since then, we’ve delivered over 500 plants to second graders in Greenwich.

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We’ll do a demo to transplant them into peat pots so you can take one home and join the community lettuce challenge on your windowsill.

Please RSVP to youth.director @ gecgreenwich.org or pre-register online at http://gecgreenwich.org/mushrooms.html

Hope to see you tomorrow.  Weather.gov for Cos Cob is currently predicting a hazardous weather outlook.  Please check the Greenwich Public Schools for any delay before heading out.  Drive safely.

  • Tonight Rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet, becoming all rain after midnight. Temperature rising to around 35 by 1am. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. South wind 9 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Wednesday Light rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thanks for supporting GEC Youth Programs.  Together we’re planting the seeds of lifelong learning, healthy living, and good stewardship.

Warm Regards,
Deanna

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