Kindergarten Earth Friends
- 5 Challenges Completed
- 11 Challenges not completed
After talking and learning about how to sort our trash and the impact of single-use plastics on nature and the Earth, we participated in the "Big Gulp" initiative at our school. We all brought our reusable water bottles from home and were able to join the school in taking a big drink of water all at the same time. It was one of our first assemblies this year and we enjoyed it very much.
We learned about the importance of plants and the process of photosynthesis that helps clean our air and keep the earth healthy. Our classes planted bean, sunflower, wildflower, and carrot seeds, watched them germinate, and replanted them when they out grew their trays. We also plan on adding the seedlings to our Kindergarten garden. We learned about all of the important parts of plants and are able to discuss what a plant needs to grow healthy and strong.
One Hour No Power
We tried very hard to keep the lights off as much as possible over the last month and very much enjoyed using natural light throughout the day. We also used as little tech as much as possible. I have included here a photo of our tally from a week ago which doesn't include all of the hours we spend outside without any power at all. I have doubled the total as there are 2 classes working on this challenge. You can see in these photos that we are happily playing while using the sun for light power.
Tips and Tricks
We discussed how we can start to make small changes to help keep the earth healthy. The class watched "The green ninja" video, read several books together, and we made a list of all of the ways we could think of to make changes. Then we added our ideas to our door along with our Earth Day art so that we can share our ideas and plans with our community.
What’s For Lunch?
Our class worked with our Outdoor education teacher to learn about the process of tapping maple trees for sap, collecting and boiling the sap, and then filtering and bottling the finished syrup. Thanks Ms. Bulgutch! We understood that this was a local product and while it took a lot of work, it was well worth the effort. We also took a walk to our local grocery store to buy Ontario produced ingredients to make a french toast bake. We followed the recipe and worked together to make a snack that we could use the maple syrup on.