Sunday, April 26, 2015

Earth Day & Worm Composting

It was Earth Week this week! As part of our unit on how we can write to change the world, we read some books about Earth Day and what steps we can take to help the earth. We talked a lot about recycling and composting, and then made a worm compost for our classroom! Here's how we did it.

First, you need some worms, and of course you need to spend some time exploring what worms look and feel like.

To make the compost, you need some red worms, a bucket of soil, some newspaper, and a compost bin. Then you need to rip the newspaper into skinny shreds.

If you want to, you can take some time to stop and read the paper.

Then you get the newspaper damp (not too wet and soggy). Next, you put the newspaper into the compost bin and fluff it up. 

Then you add the worms to their new home! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Children's Museum field trip

We had such a fun field trip on Friday! We got to spend a few hours at the children's museum downtown, and then eat lunch on the lawn at the capitol. It was a beautiful spring day, and the kids had so much fun exploring and learning. Thanks to all of our chaperones! (I tried to get a picture of everyone at the museum but missed a few kids since we split up into groups.)

Exhausted on the bus ride home!