We are in for a growth spurt.
I will be doing the maximum possible to stay ahead of weeds and too-aggressively growing plants. But, I know we will only ever be partly successful.
This next 4-5 weeks will be a time of intense rapid growth. I hope we can ride that wave, and make our way through the white water.
Yeah for Sun.
Yeah for rain!
Tuesday, May 9, Room 203, 2nd grade, had planned to walk to the Riverbank at Berteau to look at the flowers, the animals, the weather and the bottom mud creatures (benthics). Due to rain and cold, this field trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 23.
Wednesday, May 10, Room 209, 4th grade will travel to Sauganash to study and admire the flowers, and to pull invasive weeds. We meet by the fishtank at 9:00, leave at 9:30, have a picnic lunch at 12:15 and return at 1:10. Come on along!
Thursday, May 11, Room 207, 4th grade, repeats the trip described above. Once again, join us!
Friday, May 12, Room 303, 7th grade, travels by CTA to the Lake to go fishing, to learn about food webs, and to create art on the beach. Last week the kids were treated to frigid air, gale force winds, and not a nibble on a fish hook. But, they did get to experience the power and drama of waves crashing over the breakers. Room 301 saved their bus fares by walking back to school. The money will be used for a pizza party! Join us. We leave at 9:00 and return at 3:00.
Saturday, May 13, we will celebrate Chicago River Day with a work day at the riverbank, from Montrose to Berteau. We start at 9:00 and go until 12:00. Then we'll share some food and drinks. Join Us!
Talking about the miracle of May, Sunday is Mother's Day. We will crown our mothers with flowers, pour sparkling wine into crystal glasses, serve lovingly prepared savories and sweets, to honor the Mothers around us. There's an old Russian song that says:
May there always be sunshine
May there always be flowers,
May there always be Mama
May there always be me!