Monday, May 3, 2010

Calling all Pennies...Donations for Heifer International

As we move into a new topic..we're still keeping worms in mind (especially in terms of composting). If you haven't already explored our compost bin, feel free to dig in and pick up a worm!

This month we're learning about animals with the help of the nonprofit organization Heifer works toward ending world hunger by providing sustainable agriculture and food sources to people all over the world. Explore their website to learn more. Today we talked in class about how lucky we are to live in a country with an abundance of food. We also began thinking about people in other parts of the world who don't have reliable food sources. This is a conversation that is great to continue at home, browse the site with your child, there are even some games here With conversations at home and school taking place - along with some outreach and volunteering as well - we will be raising empathetic and caring global citizens.

We learned today that Heifer not only provides livestock (animals) to people around the world but also worms! Worms are excellent decomposers and help to make soil rich to grow crops. Talk with your child each day about what they're learning in school.

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