Fibonacci at Ramona

Today’s class was a review from last week. My students recalled how to draw the shape of a Spiral and what are some examples they might find in the world around them, based on the book, Swirl by Swirl. A monkey’s prehensile tail, a snail shell, a tornado and a rose are fantastic examples. But — Swirls are not just shapes, they also have characteristics: strength, boldness, beauty, cleverness … to learn more, I encourage you to read the book!

Together, we learned the Fibonacci sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 …) and how to draw spirals following the sequence as a guide. The kids did a great job guessing the pattern in the sequence and drawing the boxes on graph paper! Next week when it’s not raining, we’ll look for swirls in the garden …

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Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.