Calvert Street – Bee a Friend

Hello Garden Friends,
This Friday at Calvert Street learned about the importance of bees and all the fruits that wouldn’t exist without them. In an effort to understand what they do, I had the students use straws to collect water from cups I had hidden next to our flowering natives. The students then took the water to the “hive”. I told the class they needed 2 cups of water so that their hive could survive the winter. In the discussion that followed the activity, the students explained that they preferred the cups that were closest to the hive and the ones that had a shape that was easy for the straw to fit in. I said real bees have favorite flowers too!

Next we used sidewalk chalk to show our appreciation for the bees. Below you can see one of my favorites.
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Until next week,
Jeff

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