We had a lovely visit to the Riverbank yesterday with 2nd Grade Room 203.
We saw herons and hawks, turtles and goslings.
We saw bluebells, mayapples, yellow violet and violet violets, golden alexander, marsh buttercup, redbud and woodland phlox.
We found tiny creatures that inhabit the riverbottom: scuds, snails, sowbugs, worms, daphnia, zebra mussels and whilygig beetles! When we got back Erica Smith set up platform microscopes in class so the kids could view these beauties up close. Thanks Erica.
On Thursday, May 10, 4th grade, Room 209 is off to Sauganash to look closely at the native flowers, to count their petals and stamen and pistils. They will search for flowers with three petals, four, five, six, eight petals and more. Each flower with its our perfect architecture. Careful, don't step on them!
We will also be pulling invasive weeds and having a picnic lunch on the grassy field.
Please join us. Meet at the fishtank at 9:00 a.m. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. Back by 1:15 p.m. or so.
Saturday is Chicago River Day and Riverbank Neighbors is hosting a workday at Berteau Street. But we can't find any wood chips. Our sources have dried up. Does anyone have a wood chip connection?