This is our school compost bin beside our primary playground. Parents are welcome to toss apple cores, vegetable skins, orange and banana peels or other organic material directly into the bin.
We learned that this brown banana peel is yummy worm food. Worms will eat the banana peel and produce rich dirt and compost material that will be used in our school garden.
We then went back into the classroom and took a closer look at worms that Nikoo brought for us to observe. Nikoo also read us ‘Diary of a Worm.’
Some of us were brave enough to gently handle the worms. Ms. Yonka remembers playing with worms and frogs as a child. I was happy just observing the worms with a magnifying glass.
When we look at the beautiful trees and plants in our schoolyard, Nikoo reminded us to remember to thank the worms for recycling materials andy producing the rich soil necessary for plants to grow. Thank you, Nikoo, for this great lesson.