'Tis the season... for Leafy Greens! Through the months of November and December, Lafayette School joined in a district-wide Farm-to-Table celebration of edible and nutritious plant leaves from the garden. Lettuce grab a knife and fork... and lettuce enjoy the latest hit from the LMC Vegetable Files, Leafy, Leafy Greens, a parody of Yellow Submarine by The Beatles:
We Love Them, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Who Were the Beatles? by Geoff Edgers (920 EDG). In February 1964, a British rock-and-roll quartet-- sporting groovy haircuts and mod suits-- stepped off an airplane at Kennedy Airport and were greeted by thousands of screaming fans. Two days later, The Fab Four from Liverpool-- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr-- made a television appearance on a popular variety program, The Ed Sullivan Show. It was difficult to hear the performance over adoring shrieks from the audience, but seventy million viewers tuned in to watch and listen: Beatlemania had arrived in America!
|How Does Your Garden Grow? The Environmental Club tends the late-season Lafayette Garden.|
|Leafy Green Artwork: Swiss Chard It Is, Maties!|
The Environmental Club samples Swiss Chard harvested from the Lafayette Garden.
Crunch the Broccoli (like little trees!)... The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce (FIC COT). Don't be scared, a favorite book says... be prepared. And so Rory Rooney, the smallest kid in his class, makes preparing a way of life. Rory is even sort-of prepared for bully Tommy-Lee, who begins most days by throwing Rory out of the back of the school bus. But Rory isn't prepared when he inexplicably turns green and finds himself in an experimental hospital ward. Is this astonishing green tint caused by his genes... or a virus... or something he ate? Or maybe, it's something even more extraordinary. Could this be a sign that Rory is a superhero?