Our second week began with a very special Shadow Party, a celebration of astronomical proportions. Students and their families joined The Garden School staff in the playground for solar eclipse activities and delicious eclipse cookies. Using special solar viewing glasses, we went to the upper viewing field to watch the moon as it passed across the sun. We were delighted with the unique shadows of tree leaves that appeared on the ground during the eclipse.
Later in the week, we played in the creek and in the sandbox, chopped up vegetables to make our own vegetable soup, and got a closeup look at some cicadas. We listened to a great story of a boy and his parents who, with the help of the garden animals, pulled a ginormous turnip out of the ground.