Over the last three weeks, first grade has been anxiously awaiting their sunflower seeds to sprout. Every few days, they took their magnifying glasses and observed their seeds for any signs of sprouting. Students discovered that some seeds sprouted faster than others. Once the sprouts grew into small seedlings, they were ready to plant! Instead of using new plant pots, students reused the bottom parts of plastic water bottles as pots. By reusing water bottles, first grade helped the planet by reducing the amount of gas and oil used in creating plastic bottles, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, ground and water pollution and the volume of municipal waste. First grade is doing their part to be kind to Mother Earth!