In Service of the Earth

In celebration of Earth Day this April 22nd, Casa 1 has been exploring our monthly theme of, “Our Precious Planet: Keeping our Planet Green”. We have filled our work and art shelves with many activities that explore this theme. The children have enjoyed “sorting” through cards of various trash items and placing them in their proper bins of Recycle, Compost, Re-use, and Garbage. They have eagerly flipped the pages of a booklet with images of “12 Things Made from Empty Milk Jugs”, and are amazed at the bird feeder, watering can, and beautiful earrings. The Art Shelf has also been particularly busy this month, as the children have created beautiful watercolor paintings of our planet Earth and constructed unique pieces made from re-used items. 

We have also put all our “Earth Day” concepts into practice with daily trips outside to the MBTS recycling bins and compost bin. The children loved their trips outdoors during the Work Cycle to sort all the items and place them in the correct bin. They have also bravely held their noses as the compost bin lid is lifted to empty our classroom compost. All in the name of protecting our precious planet! 

Maria Montessori expressed it the best in saying, “The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” 

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