Worm Compositing with Children

Rebecca Cantey
Sans Souci Elementary School

Rebecca's lesson plan

 Rebecca teaches about worms Rebecca made stuffed worms to show the reproductive cycle of worms. This was done so the kids would be able to identify the different life stages of their own worms, which is a good indicator of the health of their worm population.

"Young children are drawn to plants and insects by innate curiousity." -Julia W. Rappaport
 All of the children loved their new worm friends that Rebecca made.

"No matter whether a child lives in the city or a small town, on a farm or on an island, is happy and healthy or sick and poor, they can all live better lives through learning to grow plants." -Nanine Bilski
 Student with stuffed worm
 Girl holds up worm  Shana shows the camera what a red wiggler looks like.
 
"In the end we will conserve only what we love;
we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we have been taught."
-Baba Dioum
 "In gardens, children learn to care, to be patient and to experience both success and failure." -George C. Ball Jr.

Rebecca helps one of the children with his worm bin.
 Rebecca helps a child with his worm bin