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Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 3:02pm Age: 2 yrs
Category: Minisink Elementary

DO YOU KNOW WHAT VERMICOMPOSTING IS? OUR FIRST GRADERS DO!


Mrs. McDermott’s first-grade class was eager and well prepared to explain the intricacies of a particular composting process and its benefits, as they entertained some of their first-grade peers on April 21.


Mrs. McDermott’s class engages in a year-round vermicomposting project that makes for ongoing Earth-mindful conversations and dispositions. Vermicomposting is the process of using worms and micro-organisms to turn organic waste into a black, earthy-smelling and nutrient-rich compost.


As part of their Earth Day celebration, Mrs. McDermott's first graders invited same-grade peers to their classroom to share their fascinating red-wiggler worm composting enterprise.

 

Busy at work, the wriggly cadre was first greeted by many a “eww-worms,” but hands-on demonstrations from the host class soon turned things around.  "Oh they are soft, they wiggle." "Look, I got a baby one!"  

 

Visitors left with a new appreciation for worms and their important eco-friendly role.