In the morning, we worked together to create a model of a landfill. Using a clear plastic jar, we'll be able to see the decomposition of waste and compare it with the decomposition rate in our compost bin. To create the model of the landfill, we layered soil, rocks and waste in the jar. The first layer is soil then which is like the ground under all landfills.
|K.W scoops soil into the jar|
|X.I scoops soil into the jar|
|A.R scoops soil into the jar|
|We scoop in about 1-2 inches of soil for the bottom of the landfill|
|T.D places rocks in our landfill|
|A.R layers some rocks in the landfill|
|O.S places rocks in the landfill|
|G.A finishes up covering the plastic wrap with rocks|
|Waste in the landfill|
|The landfill with the label!|
|The other side of the landfill gives a clear view of what's inside|
|A.R sorts through the recyclable materials|
|It's made from recycled goods!|
Great news-I received exciting packages today! The caterpillars have arrived! They came in the mail today and will be in our classroom Monday morning! We'll start talking about the butterfly life cycle this week. I also received the Insta-worms I ordered so we will experiment with that in class this week too! I'll also be building the paper making deckle and mold tomorrow, so if that's successful-our class will be creating homemade recycled paper! It should be a super exciting week in school. Thursday is also our trip to Dutch Hollow Farms! :)
I also created two new resources on the blog-a link with fun things to do for kids and families in the area and a link with different websites that are fun and educational! Hope everyone finds them helpful! I'll be updating them frequently!