Have you ever seen a geode? Those rocks that have beautiful crystals inside? Today we’re going digging for geodes and talking about how you never know the beauty inside rocks…and people!
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Today’s Themes Scientific (curriculum connections): geodes, crystals, natural resources (ethical mining practices, mindful consumerism and environmental impact of our choices)Social-emotional connections: Finding beauty in unexpected places, looking deeper for the potential and beauty in ourselves and others (“don’t judge a book by its cover”)
ResourcesAll About Geodes and How They Are Formed A Very informative video, appropriate for childrenAre Crystals the New Blood Diamond? By Eva Wiseman, The Guardian. For older children, parents, educatorsDo You Know Where Your Crystals Come From? By Emily Atkin, The New Republic. For older children, parents, educatorsTrashNothing.com Give away or get things for free, keep stuff out of landfills! This is one for grown up use—please be safe when giving out your personal information or meeting someone to pick up/drop off.
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