Students are learning about soil and the importance of soil. It is extremely important because it is the connection or bridge between the physical earth materials (like rocks, pebbles, and sand) and living things. Soil allows plants to grow with nutrients and minerals. Once plants can grow, then other living things can thrive, and, therefore, soil supports the rest of the food chain, all the animals (including humans), and the pyramid of life. Wow. Soil is very important. Ask your child to share what they know and appreciate about soil.
Looking into the green compost bin outside our classroom allows students to observe, appreciate, and ask more questions about soil, the role worms have in decay/decomposition, and other connections with rocks and living organisms. After a few minutes, students lost their fear and wanted to touch and hold the worms.
Hey worms, thanks for being so important and for being our friends !