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A Trip to the Farm


kindergarten class with pumpkins  Kindergarten class at farm







Pop Quiz!

Q: What are some qualities of living things?

A: They have a life cycle. They grow and, eventually, they die.

Q: Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegatable?

A: It is a fruit because it is a plant that flowers and has seeds.

These were some of the concepts BPS Kindergarten students discussed on a walking tour of nearby Dreyer's Farm.  The exploration of the concept of living verse non-living things is part of the state-wide science curriculum for kindergarten.  Students in the morning and afternoon sessions enjoyed the seasonal field trip to the last working farm in Union County, NJ and learned these foundational concepts through first-hand experiences.  It was a fun day of learning!