ESY (Edible School Yard) Mimi Bonetti & Nickey Bennett-Reed

What's Cookin':

Spring is a great time in ESY.  We’ve been celebrating with recipes including some of spring’s stars, asparagus and peas.  Ask your kids to make you Crostini with Pea Pesto or Roasted Asparagus with Lemony Breadcrumbs, we think you will all love it!  Expect more celebrating on Sunday as kids bring mom Lemon Verbena tea that we planted, harvested, dried and made into pretty Mother’s Day tea bags.  Hoping they serve you moms up with some Tea Sandwiches made with Nasturtium Butter like we did in class (all recipes are on the ESY Google Classroom).  Bon Appetit!

What’s Growin On:

For the last part of April, 5th grade made open and closed terrariums as we discussed different needs for different plants and reviewed eco-system and the water cycle.

6th grade completed the checklist to become a Certified Natural Wildlife Habitat while observing the bees, ladybugs, various species of birds and butterflies!


For the month of May ESY has focused on mother’s. Garden class has tied together our review of the 5 R’s (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, restore!) as we spent more time with our decomposing worms from our Worm Shack and made Worm Tea to honor Mother Nature, and feed our plants.


Larchmont families, friends and staff,

For the past couple of months in theater arts class students have been learning the art of the monologue both through writing and performance. Several students independently chose to go further and wrote additional original material on their own time.  During the month of April our students were invited and encouraged to submit an original monologue through the theater curriculum provider

This provider offers a student monologue contest for educators that sign up for a paid subscription, in which students can submit a monologue that fits their guidelines.  About a dozen of our fifth and sixth graders submitted at the prospect of receiving a modest cash prize and the opportunity to be published on where educators and students can read, study and perform student-published work. 

I am overjoyed to announce one of our creative 5th-graders that submitted has been awarded FIRST PLACE!

Wolfram "Wolfie" Bikel from Ian's class won the first place prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and what's more is that the school also receives a year's subscription to thereby keeping the monthly contest open to all LCS students for the coming school year.  CONGRATULATIONS WOLFIE!  Thanks to your monologue LCS can offer this opportunity to even more students!

I am so proud of everyone who submitted in April and encourage them to keep submitting original work.  If you'd like more information about the contest and provider, visit and give Wolfie's monologue a read!  Here's to continuing to inspire our young writers!

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