This past week our 2nd graders arrived at the market around 11:30AM and received a quick orientation from Kelly, one of the market coordinators, before heading into the market.
Scholars walked around the market in small groups with their Dreamkeepers or family chaperones. They explored the different kinds of plants, herbs, and other food products and asked questions to farmers such as "What's your favorite vegetable?" or "How long does this take to grow?" Scholars recognized many of the vegetables from our garden such as broccoli, tomatoes, mustard greens, peppers, eggplants, and lettuce.
2nd graders viewing some herbs and flowers with their Dreamkeeper
Scholars completed two short assignments: first, draw a picture of a fruit or vegetable, and second, draw a picture of a farmer. When they finished their assignment they received a special treat: three satsumas to take home and enjoy!