The Lower School classrooms at Brooksfield School are alive with activity! For the Artist of the Month, one preschool classroom is studying Claude Monet. He was from Paris and lived more than 150 years ago. He painted in the style called impressionism. He loved to paint outside. One child even commented, “He made that painting that looks like it’s wet!” We have some astute art viewers.
We checked on our organic gardens this week….why now, you might ask? Because last week’s rye is beginning to come up! The children are trying to understand why we are planting right before winter. We will watch our gardens over the winter and see the effects of weather on our planted seeds.
On the green scene we tried an experiment on the affects of pollution on plants. You can try this at home! We rubbed Vaseline on the leaf of a plant, both sides, to represent pollution: it blocks the sunlight and air from the leaf/plant. What do you think will happen? Check back to find out!