The setting was a day spent planting trees outside the school grounds. As Zoey and her classmates planted the trees, they also recorded the activity in their notebooks. The children noticed the worms that were wriggling in the ground. Zoey recorded an activity in which leaves and then worms were lifted from the earth, and the worms then explored the page where they were put. Afterward, the worms were lifted off the page and put back on the ground. The traces of the worms were left on the page.

Author Biography

Zoey Ashcroft

I love nature and spend a lot of my time outdoors. We have a woodland nearby and I am always on the look out for what animals I can see such as squirrels, foxes, deer, and I even saw a cute little shrew in the long grass just this week. The school has taught me a lot about the environment, and I have gone with my parents on clean ups, collecting rubbish from the woods and recycling what I can. I loved working on the worm piece and I see worms and loads of insects in our garden as we have a fruit and vegetable patch with strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce and rocket along with many trees, bushes and flowers.



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