Students learned about the different parts of a plant and how each part of the plant assisted the plant in its survival. They used their scientific observation skills to determine the similarities between different seeds and plants. They also used a 40 gallon fish tank to serve as a greenhouse to start their seeds in so that they could see their plants grow before their summer break.
Students used Tynker computer programming to create an animation that would teach students about the share table.
Students created Share Table commercials that were aired on the school's morning news.
Students took part in our school's Plarn Club on Fridays to help cut and tie plastic bags to make into plarn balls. The plarn balls were then turned into plarn blankets that were distributed in the community.
Students worked together to create a butterfly garden. They learned about how butterflies benefit our school gardens. Students also raised ladybug eggs until they became adult ladybugs to be released in the garden after researching how ladybugs also benefited the growth of the plants in our school garden.
Cardboard Challenge (Reuse)
Students at Green Charter of the Midlands participated in the Cardboard Challenge. They reused cardboard boxes and pieces to create original creations. They even wrote, planned, and recorded commercials to accompany their creations for our school's STEAM Expo Showcase!
Fairy Garden (Reuse)
Instead of discarding the old birdhouses that students assembled the previous school year, Kindergartners used them to create a "Fairy Village" in our walkway area. Students worked together to plan out the village, clean the area, and outline the village with pine cones! Our Fairy Village will allow us to reuse our birdhouses and add a magical touch to our outdoor area!
Lunch Time Reminders
In order for students to incorporate our school's different initiatives, students created a commercial to remind their schoolmates how to use the share table, save orange peels, recycle plastic bottles, compost their food waste, and tap and stack.