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  • Family Garden Days

    Family Garden Days will return in Spring 2023.  Available dates will be posted here in March.

    Sign up is required and an adult must accompany and supervise children.  All dates will be confirmed on the day before and will be rescheduled if rain is likely.

    Dress for possible mess and bring your own gloves if you prefer (or use ours - we have cotton and also disposable).

    Feel free to bring a snack and water bottle. 

    Activities may include clean-up, planting, harvesting, watering, weeding, clipping, mowing, digging and enjoying our natural world.   Bring a sketch pad/pencils or a camera if you like!

    Feel free to bring/drop off veggie/fruit/bread/coffee grinds/tea bags/egg shells for our compost on these dates.  (Please no meat/dairy or oils)

    All family members are expected to participate  - but you will be able to choose from a range of jobs from light duty to a garden workout.

    Younger and older siblings are very welcome.  

    Please sign up by  emailing  melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov Available dates will be posted here.

     

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Garden Group Meetings

    Parents  work together each Friday morning from 9:00 - 10:30ish to maintain the garden throughout the year. "Meetings" are informal - but we do use this time to make plans for the garden season and future programming for our students and families. Gloves and tools are available. These sessions are cancelled in the event of rain.  If they are cancelled for any other reason, I will post on www.ps102.org as early as possible.   Hope to see you soon!

    We meet throughout the year - though our sessions are more brief in the winter months. 

    If you are not getting emails about the garden and would like to -- please ask me to add you to the list: melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.

     

     

     

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Family Garden Workshops this month! ALL CLASSES ARE FULL

    Join us for two fun Family Workshops in May:

    Make a Terrarium!  Choose Wednesday May 11 OR Thursday May 12 from 2:45-4pm.  Limit 12 students/session

    We will learn how open terrariums work and then make one!  All materials and instructions will be provided.  You may choose to bring your own glass bowl or vase (top rim should be more narrow than the widest point - such as a fish bowl) or use ours.  Each PS 102 student will receive a small glass container - families who want to work together may choose a larger bowl.  This activity will not be suitable for younger children in your care. If they attend, they will need to be otherwise occupied - I will have crayons/paper.  Feel free to bring a drink and snack. 

    Tea Party! Choose Wednesday May 18 OR Thursday May 19 from 2:45-4pm.  Limit 12 students/session

    We will paint a ceramic tea pot, let it dry as we explore the garden and then plant in it!  Refreshments and drink provided but you are free to bring your own.  Supplies are limited and each PS 102 student will receive a tea pot.  Younger children in your care are very welcome but will need to be occupied with something else. 

    The garden gate will open at 2:30pm and we will start at 2:45 pm.  Workshops will be rescheduled in the event of rain.

    All students must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. 

     

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Family Garden Days

    Sign up to join Ms. Sheri in Nature's Classroom @ PS 102 (our school garden) for an afternoon of work and fun! 

    Family Garden Days will return this fall and take place on most Tuesday  (changed from Wednesday for the month of November)  and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:30pm (or sometimes a bit longer) as weather permits. 

    Sign up is by appointment and an adult must accompany and supervise children.  All dates will be confirmed on the day before and will be rescheduled if rain is likely.

    Participants must agree to wear face masks and practice social distancing. 

    Dress for possible mess and bring your own gloves if you prefer (or use ours - we have cotton and also disposable).

    Feel free to bring a snack and water bottle. 

    Activites may include clean-up, planting, harvesting, watering, weeding, clipping, mowing, digging and enjoying our natural world.   Bring a sketch pad/pencils or a camera if you like!

    All family members are expected to participate  - but you will be able to choose from a range of jobs from light duty to a garden workout.

    Younger and older siblings are very welcome.  

    Email melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov to sign up.  Available dates will be posted here and updated frequently as they fill. The numbers below indicate open spaces.

    FRI 11/5/21 - 12

    FRI 11/12/21 - 12

    TUES 11/16/21 - 12

    FRI 11/19/21 - 12

    TUES 11/23/21 - 12

    TUE 11/30/21 - 12

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Week of July 27

    Do you like bugs?  We've attached some cool pics of a katydid that Kim found on our tree guard outside the front door of the school.  If you are on FB - you might want to join "bugspotting" a site where people post and admire pictures of insects - many are quite beautiful.  This link tells you more about our katydid:

    https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/katydid/602773

    I can't say I like mosquitos and ticks! Check out these resources for info on mosquito control and how to avoid or treat a tick bite.

    https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/pests/tick.htm

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/mosquitoes.page.

    ... and we've included pics from the garden.  The white flower is a balloon flower -they also come in shades of pink, blue and purple.  Can anyone identify the other plant and which insect needs it to survive?  

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
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For more information

Read more about Nature's Classroom here:

 Garden Info 2019.doc  

Questions? : Contact Margaret Sheri at

MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov