Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, December 9, 2013


Safe Routes to School
Movimento Miércoles
Every 2nd Wednesday 
Segundo miércoles del mes

Beginning December, families are invited to participate in Movimiento Miércoles, a monthly meetup for BVHM families to build community 
and create an easy health routine. Join us at one
of our 3 locations for FREE Coffee/Hot Cocoa 
and Walk/Roll with us to school. 

A partir de diciembre, se invita a las familias a participar en Movimiento Miércoles, una reunión mensual para construir comunidad y crear una rutina de salud con las familias de BVHM. Únase a nosotros en uno de nuestros 3 locales para compartir un Café / Chocolate caliente GRATIS y una caminata / rollo a la escuela

BVHM family meet-up locations
8:45am Drinks and community building
9:00 sharp! Depart for school
1. L's Cafe - 2871 24th St. (between Florida & Bryant) 
2. Dolores Park Cafe - 501 Dolores St. at 18th St.
3. Café XO – 1799 Church St. at 30th

Lugares para reunirse 
8:45 am Bebidas, charlas y cafecito
9:00 en punto!  Salida hacia la escuela
1. L's Café – la calle 24 #2871 (entre Florida & Bryant) 
2. Dolores Park Cafe – la calle Dolores @ 18th #501
3. Café XO – la calle Church @30th #1799

VENGA PARA EL CAFÉ … quédese para         
              9:30-10:30AM Taught by Elisa Rodriguez Furey in Large Gym
              9:30-10:30AM Elisa Rodriguez Furey enseñará esa clase en el gimnasio grande



Friday, November 15, 2013

Alive in Our Garden: The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Can you find the chrysalis?

On Halloween, as students were passing through the garden on their way into the middle school dance, a few sixth grade boys noticed something very, very cool.  They found a swallowtail caterpillar in one of our famous boots!!  With the help of the boys, I moved the caterpillar into a yogurt container for safekeeping and observation.  The timing couldn't have been better, since I was planning a second grade lesson on the life cycle of insects for the following Monday.

I brought home my new garden friend, showing it to many kids on the way out of school that day.  Over the weekend, I thought it was dying.  It stopped moving and lost its beautiful green color.  I was worried.  But by Monday morning it was clear that the caterpillar hadn't died -- it had built its chrysalis!

On Monday, my caterpillar luck continued--I found another swallowtail caterpillar, this time on a fennel bush, a much more likely home, since they like to eat plants in the carrot family.  So during their garden class the second grade students got to see real examples of two stages in the life cycle of a butterfly!

After reviewing the 4 stages of an insect's life cycle, in small groups the second graders acted out the life cycles of 5 different insects and the rest of the class guessed which insect each group was representing.  The students showed wonderful teamwork abilities, and it was a fun activity!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Vayan de compras el 14 de noviembre.  1% va a mi programa, La Educacion Al Aire Libre