Friday, February 20, 2015

Ms. Farrell's Class Starts Study in Native American Garden

On February 10, Ms. Farrell's class learned about some native plants used by the Chumash and Tongva. They smelled the white sage and learned that these Native Americans burned it and used it in ceremonies. They also went to our Native American Garden where they saw Cleveland sage and hummingbird sage among other plants. We looked at the Coast Live Oak in the garden. Most kids didn't know it was an oak tree. They were excited to see an acorn and a bird! They learned that the Native Americans mixed ground up acorns with water to make into a mush.  At the end of the lesson, the students made potpourri from Cleveland sage to take home.

Potpourri from Cleveland sage

An acorn in the oak tree

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