Eco-Readers 2016
 2016 Eco-Readers
earth and book  
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  2016 Eco-Readers
 
BIG SHOUT-OUT TO ASHEVILLE GREENWORKS
FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF ECO-READERS! 
Greenworks Allie Green
 
 
Week 1:
 
 Composting    Composting      Composting
We had a snack of strawberries and bananas while watching a short clip on the
Landfill Harmonic. Then we learned all about composting, made compost bins,
and dropped in our snack scraps. We'll see what has happened to those banana
peels and strawberry tops in a few weeks!
 
 Week 2:
Studying worms Holding a baby worm
  • Studied Red Wrigglers
  • Made worm bins and fed the worms
  • Read Winnie Finn Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler
Week 3:
  
Analyzing Compost
Analyzing Compost Making Seed Bombs  Seed Bombs!  
  • Studied seeds and seed pods
  • Analyzed Compost Samples 
  • Made Seed Bombs!
Week 4:
 
 We studied decomposition rates, made "Landfill Pizzas" and read Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter
 
Week 5:
 Learning about recycled materials  Making ink stamps  Our ink stamps!  Tattoos!
 We read Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel, learned that plastic bottles can be turned into t-shirts, and made our own recycled products by turning old bottle caps into ink samps (or tattoo stamps!).
 
Week 6:
 
 Bag Monster  Allie Green  Composting  Recycling
We read Bag in the Wind, met the "Bag Monster," and learned about composting and recycling
 
Week 7:
 
 Image result for boy who harnessed the wind
 We read
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
and created picture collages from
old magazines 
 
 
   Earth Collage  Tree Collage
Week 8: 
2016 EcoReaders  
We learned about composting toilets and made re-usable bags from old t-shirts. 
 
 WEEK 9:
 Studying water organisms  We learned about the organisms found in healthy water sources.  
Water Organisms  We learned what pollution can do to the good organisms in our water. Ms. Smith shared a true story that she and Ms. Horak wrote about the impact of chemical pollution on a boy and his family
 You can see that boy's TEDx talk here:Related image
 
 FINAL WEEK 10:
 
 With Journal  With Journal 2  First Day Compost on Last Day  Group Hug   
We reviewed our semester of Eco-Readers, made journals to record how
to make the world a more beautiful place, examined the progress
of our compost that we made the first day, and offered up a big group hug
to Ms. Brown with Asheville Greenworks to thank her for being with us
this year!
PLEASE  JOIN ECO-READERS
AND ASHEVILLE GREENWORKS IN MAKING
THE WORLD A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE! 
 
 
 
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