LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

What Three Sister Farming Can Teach Our Preschoolers This Thanksgiving

This week at LANK included a visit from the multicultural committee to introduce a lesson on three sisters farming, the Native American practice of planting beans, corn and squash together. It seems that when planted together, all three grow stronger, fuller, and taller. Squash which is a very low-lying plant provides shade to the roots of both the corn and bean plants, while the bean plant feeds the soil making the dirt fertile for growth. The corn helps out too, as it’s tall stalks provide a sturdy place for the beans to climb. The children looked at photographs of all three vegetables, and also examined the seeds before creating medallions featuring the three seeds. They even sang a

Why Volunteering is the Best Teaching Lesson for Your Preschooler

This past week marked our annual New to You Sale which I remarked to the organizers was “herculean” in terms of both time and effort. It was a huge success! There were tons of items for sale, and droves of people walked away with armloads of great clothing, toys and furnishings. The success of this project was due to the work of the organizers Jenni Martin and Krista Rigling. Both gave countless hours to this project which made me start to reflect on all the great things happening at LANK just in the next few weeks alone. On Wednesday of this week Officer Kyle will be making his third appearance at LANK to expose the children to the work of police officers and their special dog friends. T

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