Groundhog Day Contest!

You may be asking yourself, what in the world is Groundhog Day? And why would we have a school-wide contest to celebrate such a day?

Well, Groundhog Day is a holiday that is celebrated every year on February 2. Wait, instead of me writing it here, you could click here and read about it for yourself!

Some questions for you to answer:

1. What is a groundhog and what is another name for this animal?

2.  Where does the famous Punxsutawney Phil groundhog live?

3. What is the legend of the groundhog and its shadow?

4. Do you think the groundhog will see its shadow this February 2nd?

Make sure you write your answers in complete sentences. Contest details coming soon!


More Information on Vermicomposting (Updated!)

You guys in Environmental Club did a fantastic job researching information about worms! I am very pleased with the answers many of you gave to the four questions on my previous post.

Here is another link that has more information about worms and vermicomposting.

Red Wigglers and Composting

UPDATE: I am worried about having the worms shipped in this cold weather. Worms cannot freeze or they will die. So I am waiting for slightly warmer weather and then will proceed with the order. I am anxious to get started, but we have to do what’s best for our little red wigglers! 🙂

Worms and Vermicomposting!

wormHi everybody! Well, I have been telling you for some time that we are going to be raising worms in the classroom. I think that time has finally arrived!

Here are a few questions for you to ponder:

  1. Where can you find worms?
  2. What do worms eat?
  3. Why would ANYONE want to raise worms?
  4. How are worms beneficial (helpful)?

Click the links in the list below and read about how to use worms for composting! Once you have the answers to one or all of the questions above, please write your answers in a comment.

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