Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Four Winds

Today we had a visit from our favorite Four Winds Teachers, Mrs. Brown and Ms. Rebecca. We learned about composting and decomposition. Did you know it takes 5 years for a juice container to decompose into dirt? 

We learned about the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

We started with a fun puppet show about a litterbug. Trash flew everywhere. 

Then we had a visit from our favorite doctor. He brought his time machine to show us how many years it takes for things to turn to dirt. Styrofoam will never decompose. We helped out by being the wind, rain and insects through the seasons. 

Next, we did a fun timeline activity in which we needed to guess how long it would take for things to decompose. 

Then, we got to go outside to make compost lasagna. We needed to find a layer of browns, which are leaves and twigs. Then we put a layer of greens, which was kitchen waste like banana peels etc.  Then came some soil, water and air. We mixed it altogether and then put it in our school compost bin. 

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