Bringing the Woods Indoors

This first-grader is about to add a moss plant and then give it a good drink of water.
This first-grader is about to add a moss plant and then give it a good drink of water.
These Pine tree seedlings should grow well in Oakwood’s first-grade, but may need to be replanted outside for the summer.
These Pine tree seedlings should grow well in Oakwood’s first-grade, but may need to be replanted outside for the summer.

We hear from Oakwood teachers Steven Barbosa and Andrea Lopez that their first-grade Dual Language classes have been working with and learning about woodland plant life.  The students have been learning about the moss plant and pine tree seedlings. The students built up the different layers of their classroom terrarium, which consist of gravel, leaves, and soil. Soon, they will be receiving their insects, including pill bugs and millipedes, to include in the terrarium. The classroom terrarium is a fun and educational learning experience that promotes awareness of plant and insect life.