Monday, January 12, 2015

Ms. Yoshida's class learns about composting and plants seedlings

Today's lesson focused on composting. We also reviewed the definition of seedling since the children we planted kale and arugula seedlings. After the lesson the children wrote in their journals and drew an illustration of a compost bin with some contents.

The children listed to excerpts from the book, Kids Can Compost by Wen-Chia Parker. To compost, one needs: greens, browns, water, air and heat. The greens include items such as veggie and fruit scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, and fresh grass clippings. The browns include leaves, paper products, cardboard, wood chips, egg shells and dry grass clippings.

We have both a worm bin and a compost bin in the school garden.

Kale seedlings

Planting kale seedlings

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