Bryson Elementary: the five senses in the garden

As we kicked off a new rotation of classes, students at Bryson Elementary got their first taste of flowers–literally. They ate nasturtiums, which taste sharp and peppery. In contrast, their petals are soft, like a “pillow or a bed,” as one student remarked.

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The students also observed bok choy flowering, heard birds chirping and smelled rosemary and mint. They felt the bumpiness of Lacinato kale and were asked to think of a bumpy animal. Some thought of crocodile, alligator, dinosaur–and my favorite– Godzilla.

“Godzilla is half-dragon and half-dinosaur,” a third grader explained.

Godzilla kale, I like it!

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