Friday, December 20, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Behind the Scenes of a Greener BNS

Jennifer Fleming's and Andrew's students are collecting compost from classroom compost pails.  It's all part of their once a week Green Community Service.
Emptying classroom compost into larger bin  is first step.

Next, clean classroom bin.

Third.  Admire a job well done.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lunchtime Recycling and Composting Still Going Strong

It is the fourth grade's turn to head up the recycling, composting and trash station.
It seems that job is in the capable and gloved hands of three students in Cora's and Josh's class.

Johanna gently guides in the background.

A Kindergarten student spotted a plastic spoon in compost horrifying a fourth grader.

Too bad the sharp-eyed Kindergarten student is camera shy.

Urban Farm Corps Visitors Make BNS Lunch and Recess Greener

What's so much fun?  Mulching during recess.

Meanwhile back in the cafeteria...
A simple idea on Johanna's part may lead to a big reduction in wasted fruit.
Have adults cut pears and apples with a slicer.
It is The BNS version of the CORE curriculum. (Sorry. I had to add the line.)

All gone but the core.
               After lunch BNS students check out the worms that are eating our compost.

Urban Farm Corps will be at BNS every Wednesday for the next few months.
Looking forward to it.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First Graders Know Wasting Wood is Well...Wasteful

So they use sawdust and glue to make sculptures...

So they glue layers of thin wood to make strong plywood that can be used as a magnet.

Can you tell which name isn't a student in Helen's class?

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter is On Its Way...

But farmers can't rest.  Small groups of first grade farmers, led by Johanna, are braving the elements to care for BNS Farms beds.   They have to be ready for the cold to come.
Recognize the hay?  First Grade Farmers are recycling hay from Apple Fest.

Nothing gets wasted at BNS Farms.  The hay makes a good blanket  for  perennials.