Thursday, March 29, 2018

Learning About Kiwi!

This week we had the opportunity to learn about the super fruit, kiwi! Our students had the chance to try kiwi during their afternoon snack while our health and wellness coordinator taught them some fun kiwifruit facts! The children loved having their minds and bodies nourished during this very special snack! Below our some kiwifruit fun facts! 

1. The kiwifruit was first found in China.
2. Kiwifruits can produce fruits up to 30 years.
3. Kiwifruit grow on vines that can grow up to 33 feet in length.
4. Kiwifruit contains twice as much vitamin C as oranges.
5. Kiwifruit can help improve the function of your immune system.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Learn and Grow!

Children curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Gardening Is Fun For All!

Children learn from growing things

People of all ages can enjoy gardening, but children in particular will have lots of fun and gain benefits. Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
  • Responsibility – from caring for plants
  • Understanding – as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants)
  • Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown
  • Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place
  • Reasoning and discovery – learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction
  • Physical activity – doing something fun and productive
  • Cooperation – including shared play activity and teamwork
  • Creativity – finding new and exciting ways to grow food
  • Nutrition – learning about where fresh food comes from.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Catching Leprechauns!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody! Our Pre-K classes spent all week working hard to make leprechaun traps! Today, a leprechaun came to visit our school! That silly leprechaun was to fast and bypassed all the traps. Fortunately, he left behind some footprints, a very nice note, and gold coins! 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Thanking Our Lucky Stars!

We are thanking our lucky stars for such a wonderful school community at the Academy of Harpeth Village! Our amazing parents from our PreK 2 class put together a lovely lunch to help our teachers relax before our annual 3 star assessment! The teachers loved the awesome meal provided by our kind parents! Our school community could not thrive without our awesome families! We are so thankful for all they do!