All throughout the month of April, FMS students learned about the earth’s ecosystems and focused on how to preserve them for future generations.
Primary students learned about “the three Rs” (reduce, reuse and recycle) and sewed cloth napkins so they wouldn’t have to throw away so many paper towels. Elementary students toured Whole Foods to learn about where our food comes from and participated in a variety of upcycling projects like planting herbs in old Chinese food takeout boxes, making natural air fresheners from baking soda and essential oils, and using old T-shirts to make headbands and bracelets.
On Earth Day, middle school students helped the primary students in a completely student-directed project that involved planting a basil garden, building a homemade birdbath and making windchimes out of found materials.
Finally, seventh grader Kyla Savage wrote a poem about her Earth Day experience. Enjoy!
“On Monday we went to go celebrate
Earth day because our earth is so great
We went to P4 to help them with crafts
We had lots of fun and shared lots of laughs
There were 3 main things we wanted to get done
All earth friendly and all lots of fun
It involved paint, glue, pots, cans, hangers and flowers
We managed to get it done in just under an hour
Wind chimes are what the first group made
They will blow in the wind as the preschoolers play
They were made with recycled materials such as cans, buttons and string
They were a great addition to the garden this spring
The second group planted in the yard of the class
They planted Basil that was next to the grass
Even though the planting made some what of a mess
The preschoolers still loved it and thought it was the best
Making bird baths was also lots of fun
We worked together until the pots were done
We stacked the pots and painted them yellow, orange, pink and blue
These projects were eco friendly and we had a great time too”
Foothills Montessori School is a private Montessori school serving families in Henderson, Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.