Have you ever thought about having worms for pets? Well, fifth grade certainly has! With the help of the TPS green team, Ms.Crowell (the fifth grade math teacher) has a worm bin in her classroom. But she wasn't the one who started it all. Ms. Prunier (the fifth grade science teacher) has had worms in her classroom for many years. I bet you're wondering how we make the worm bins. Well, we’re about to tell you. Our worm bins are composed of three empty plastic boxes, black fabric, supporters (soda cans and flower pots), newspaper, and dirt. We stacked the boxes on top of each other, using the soda cans and flower pots to make space for the worms. Then we added the black fabric, newspaper, and soil. Last we add the worms! We got the worms from Ms. Prunier’s worm bin. The worms are called red wiggler worms. They like to live in groups making them good worms for compost bins. The Green Team dug the worms out of the compost and collected lots of wiggling worms. You're probably wondering what these worms eat. They eat everything from fruits and vegetables to newspaper. We feed them coffee grinds to help them digest food. There are many benefits of having a worm bin. Worms make special soil that helps plants grow big and strong. Compost is so good that it can even rescue a plant from death’s door. Worms make it naturally. They poop!! The nutrients from the food they eat goes into the poop and act as a super plant food! Now that we have taken you on an awesome worm adventure, you should tell everyone!!!
Paloma Salmeron-O’Brien and Erin Shenk