Session 7: Decomposition

Session 7: Decomposition
Session 7: Decomposition

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  • Life is like a compost heap. The rotting debris of everyday trials just keeps piling up... but if we wait long enough and remain steadfast...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game 5 Activity 2: Story — And It Is Good 10 Activity 3: Earthworm Wonderland 25...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Group Covenant (Session 1) Chalice-...
  • Materials for Activity Inflatable earth ball or globe, available from Amazon Preparation for Activity Inflate the earth ball or globe...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " And It Is Good " A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story such as seeds...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Caring for Your Earthworm Wonderland For each participant: A large, wide-mouth, glass jar with a metal...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Decomposition Chorus Lyrics Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 2 for all participants. Decide whether...
  • Materials for Activity World of Wonder Mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 1, Mural Image - Worm Bin , and tape Closing song lyrics from...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately after the session, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with...
  • Materials for Activity Instructions for families to take home, and (optional) appropriate materials Closing song lyrics from Session 1...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Material for the compost bin such as coffee grounds, apple cores, and banana peels Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Magnifying glasses or handheld dental mirrors Preparation for Activity Inform families of your plan to bring the...
  • Materials for Activity A partly decomposed log, approximately 1 to 1.5 feet long and at least 8 inches in diameter A can opener, a bottle...
  • Life is like a compost heap. The rotting debris of everyday trials just keeps piling up... but if we wait long enough and remain steadfast...
  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    A Lamp in Every Corner (Boston: Skinner House, 2004). On a day not so very long ago, in a place not so very far away, a grass seed lay...
  • Adapted from EcoArt! by Laurie Carlson. Caring for your Earthworm Wonderland at home: Keep the soil lightly moist, but not wet. Do not let...
  • Is there waste? Well I don't know. One thing dies to let another grow. This circle we see most every day. The name we call it, is decay...
  • "Worm Farm" from iStockphoto. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Watch the decomposition process in a 14-minute video from New Hampshire public television . Try a Google search for images of various...

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