First grade had a busy week! As Earth Day approached we spent the week learning about this wonderful place we live in and how we can be better stewards of the earth! We started the week with a visit from Smokey the Bear and the Bend fire department. They taught us all about fire safety and what we can do to help! We then had a visit from the Environmental center of Bend. The class spent time learning about recycling and composting. We even got to check out the worms that were part of the compost bins. Bringing local experts into the classroom is a great way to expose the kids to different teachers and individuals who have often time turned their passion into careers. What a fun learning week!