Friday, July 26, 2013

ABS in the Summer Buzz Mode!

School Improvements

Summer Painting

Flying insect~can you find the 6 legged animal?

Measurement of the average plant in the carrot bed

The Large Carrot Leaves!

Mid-Summer update~ from cleaning and repairing to growing and pollinating, ABS is a Buzzing place!

Roof Repairs!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Hello Albert Bridge Community,

Summertime is a good time to let our curiosity take us on adventures.  Children are often better at this than adults, which reminds me that kids can be good leaders. Have you been on a kid-led adventure recently?  One of my recent kid-led adventures was exploring our school's flower garden. We found many insects enjoying the garden, which led to some good questions.
1) How many different insects come to a flower?
2) Does the same insect like the same kind of flower or do they like different kinds?
3) Why do the insects always go to the center of the flower?
Busy Bee...can you find it?

Una Mariposa

Curiosity is the starting point of learning!

Have a safe and curious week.

Mrs. Aldrich

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July Showers bring...

Hello Albert Bridge Community,

Thank you to the many members of this community who have been so welcoming and helpful.  I enjoyed my first Brownsville 4th of July and Fireworks.  It was uplifting to see so many families enjoying the festivities and each other!

I was able to check out the Kindergarten carrots yesterday while Mrs. Cronin was giving them some T.L.C.

 The first picture represents an average looking plant.  I noticed the plant is about 2 inches tall.  I wonder how big the root is that's growing in the soil.

Washed out track at ABS
This fast growing carrot (4 inches tall!)  is one of the largest plants in the bed~

ABS has been affected by so much rain~If you come by to run along the track, please be careful.  A portion of the track has been washed out.  I wonder if we can come up with some solutions to fix this.

With so many new rocks exposed, I decided to re-read one of my favorite picture books "Everybody Needs a Rock" by Byrd Baylor illustrated by Peter Parnall.

Stay dry and cool this week!

Mrs. Aldrich