Help Needed: Summer Hens & Bamboo Poles

27 May

BlueberriesHello! Did you know that this year our Parents Association donated funds to help WSB purchase 16 blueberry bushes as well as a few thornless blackberry and raspberry plants? Next time you’re around be sure to check out the new blueberry grove near the willow tunnel. We got different varieties that bloom at the very beginning of June and the very end of August so our students should be able to enjoy them before and after summer break! We love blueberries, and, unfortunately, so do deer. We have the netting but we are in need of a bunch of bamboo poles that are about 5′ tall. Do you happen to have a rampant amount of bamboo growing in your yard?

WSB three hens, Gumball, Richard, and Darwin, are in need of a summer home! Might you be interested? WSB will supply you with plenty of food and straw (and even the coop if need be), and the hens will supply you with a summer full of fun and eggs. You need only to make sure they have food and water and plenty of space to peck about.

Please be in touch if you can help!
Contact: Michel Anderson.

Farm Trip 2015 – Part III

27 Apr

And one last round of photographs from our 3rd grade’s week a Hawthorne Valley Farm. For more information about the trip be sure to check out Part I.

Farm Trip 2015 – Part II

24 Apr

Here’s another round of photos from our 3rd grade’s week long trip to Hawthorne Valley Farm. Enjoy!

Farm Trip 2015 – Part I

23 Apr

Every year, WSB’s 3rd grade heads to Hawthorne Valley Farm for a week-long farm trip. This is has a been a tradition for over 30 years! In fact, Ms. Smith, the 3rd grade’s homeroom teacher, was last here when she was a 3rd grade student at WSB!
On the farm, students work hard and play hard. They’re involved in just about every facet of farm life — from cleaning out the mudroom and washing dishes to mucking out the dairy barn and chopping firewood. Please enjoy the photos below. We’re two days in with two more to go and plenty more to do!

Storm Drain Mural Project Underway!

10 Apr

Today our 6th & 7th grade students chalked out their proposed storm drain murals. Check them out in person on the front plaza! Below are some photographs. We will be submitting these images to Blue Water Baltimore to obtain a permit to install them over some of the storm drains in the Coldspring neighborhood. We are also inviting the Coldspring Community Association to visit in order to get their feedback. Click on the four thumbnails below to see each one enlarged and enjoy the slideshow of their creation!

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Playground Archeological Dig! Primitive Tools & Chicken Gosip!

7 Apr

Next time you’re in the WSB schoolyard be sure to check out the sandpit. Students have been diligently excavating a giant rock (most likely from outer space). They have been requesting a crane of Mr. Williams, WSB Facility Manager, to finalize the project. (He’ll be getting on that next week.) Be warned: booby traps have been found around the job site!! ;-)

During recess, in the far corner of the garden, you will find a vibrant market place where chickens and students meet to discuss topics ranging from playground politics to buried treasure. Stone tools are also available for sale.

Forest Restoration & Storm Drain Murals!!!

2 Apr

Spring is here and with it an abundance of spring related projects are budding!!
On Wednesday, Mr. Anderson, WSB parent (Lauren), and her two children (Ellie and Sebastian), took part on our volunteer day to clean up the forest in time for the Children’s Garden Spring Festival. In just 45 minutes this small crew picked up 35 pounds of garbage! (Which just so happens to be the body weight of Sebastian.) Just imagine what a larger group could do within 2 hours of time! Please consider joining us for our next round of volunteer days!

WSB’s 6th & 7th Grade students are designing storm drain murals for the Coldsping Newtown neighborhood. We are hoping to get 4 of them installed this Spring! Students have been working on their designs and will be chalking them onto the drains next Friday. They were given guidance by Blue Water Baltimore over the winter on how to make effective murals. We will be inviting members of the Coldspring Community Association to visit in order to seek their approval!
Check out drafts of the 4 creative designs!

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