Monday, January 12, 2015

Ms. Conner's Class Composts and Plants Seedlings

Today Ms. Connor's students learned about composting. They also planted some seedlings.

I read excerpts from Kids Can Compost by Wen Chia Parker, a parent from Mar Vista. Compost is food for the soil.  It is also a great way to reuse and recycle items that would otherwise go into the trash. The basic requirements for composting are greens, browns, water, air and heat. Greens include veggie and fruit scraps, coffee grounds and tea bags. Browns include items such as soy ink paper, cardboard, paper towels, newspaper, leaves and wood chips.

The children wrote in their journals and drew illustrations. Then they composted some of the sample materials and added water to keep the pile moist.

Each child also planted a seedling.

New words: moist, composting. Reviewed words: seedling, trowel.

Adding leaves to the compost bin.

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