As I was driving to school on Thursday, this is what I saw! (I promise I was stopped at a light when I snapped the pic!)
Despite the craziness, we still managed to have a great week as we focused on Earth Day and the Lorax. The weather was beautiful and we were able to get in some gardening! Heather and I found ourselves in the gardens after school because we had SO much lettuce. I am so thrilled that we planted when we did in January. It was a gamble since this winter was pretty harsh for around here. But now, our kids have had the joy watching our gardens mature and have been able to harvest their hard work. We headed out this week with my little girl who is in Kindergarten. She loves to help in the garden and does a great job picking lettuce for us. She even places one piece of lettuce at a time on each of my kids' desks so it is fair. Then the kids bag them all up. It's a great little system. So far in the last 2 weeks, my kids have taken 3 quart bags of lettuce home with them. Remember I have 25 kids in my class, so if you do the math that is 75 quarts of lettuce that we have harvested so far!!!
We do let our kids go out and pick the lettuce themselves. They've been also taking home parsley, dill, cilantro, and spinach. But we have found that to keep up with the lettuce, we have to go out in between as well. It is a good problem to have! We are having a blast. Have I mentioned how much I love gardening with kids!?!
We are officially on the countdown around here. 28 days. What is your countdown? We'd love to hear from you! Got anything fun planned for the end of the year. I know I am excited to start the balloon pop for the final 20 days!
Oh and one more fact before I go, the next full moon won't be until Saturday, May 25th!