Upcoming Project: Fresh Fruit Fridays is BACK!

Fresh Fruit Fridays will begin again in March. Whole Foods Ponce de Leon generously donates fresh fruits for our kids to have at snack. Check out a post from our fall semester Fresh Fruit Fridays here. Grades will receive their healthy snacks on the following days: March 8th – Kindergarten March 15th – 1st GradeContinue reading “Upcoming Project: Fresh Fruit Fridays is BACK!”

Thanksgiving Lunch in the Cafeteria

We loved having everyone’s friends, families, and neighbors join us for our Family Day for Thanksgiving! The menu included… Home-style Turkey Cornbread Dressing Garden Cheese Salad w/ Chickpeas Locally-grown Baked Sweet Potatoes Locally-grown Radishes (Our Produce of the Month for November!) Locally-grown Collard Greens Locally-grown Fresh Apples (Click here to see to see the previousContinue reading “Thanksgiving Lunch in the Cafeteria”

Tasting in the Garden: Leafy Greens

The kids were so excited to harvest and taste the greens they’ve been growing in the garden. First, they learned how to identify the different leafy greens and pick the leaves (without ripping the whole plant out of the ground haha)! Then, they washed their harvest and dipped it in our dill dressing. The kidsContinue reading “Tasting in the Garden: Leafy Greens”

Healthy Halloween Celebrations

I was so impressed to see the healthy Halloween celebrations that were going on throughout the school! Ms. Hobbs’ students were enjoying some seasonal favorites – apple slices and pumpkin bread. Ms. Damian’s class made Toast Ghosts using toast and a cookie cutter. Then they spread cream cheese on top and used dried cranberries forContinue reading “Healthy Halloween Celebrations”

The Switch Witch (Guest Blogger: Mindy Mailman)

“The Switch Witch” is a poem submitted by Mindy Mailman to encourage kids to pick a couple of their Halloween treats to keep after the festivities. Then children can leave the rest of their treats outside their door for the Switch Witch to take but don’t worry “She’ll give her thanks by leaving a prize,Continue reading “The Switch Witch (Guest Blogger: Mindy Mailman)”

Tasting with Chef Andrew: Okra Fritters

Chef Andrew from Atkins Park came to visit us today and teach us how to make tasty Okra Fritters out of the okra we grew in our garden. Check out the video of his class with our 5th graders and click here to download the recipe. Harvesting Okra and Cooking Okra Fritters from Jenna MobleyContinue reading “Tasting with Chef Andrew: Okra Fritters”