OUR CURRENT STUDY IS...
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! We are so excited to see the kids so involved already! It is fun to watch how THEY have started to understand how Creative Curriculum works. They truly were prepared this time for "Let's talk about what we know about reusing, reducing, and recycling things." They expect conversations, lists, graphs, and hands on objects to help us learn.
We talked about the basics this week. We focused mostly on how we can reuse certain trash objects that we have collected. The kids have even been reusing some as "blocks" to build robots and different structures.
SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES
GARBAGE/RECYCLING WALK: We took a walk to see where our garbage and recycling go in the school.
VIDEO TIME: We watched some kid friendly videos about recycling, reusing, landfills, etc.
JUNK ART: What can you make from a laundry basket full of junk?? A robot! A skyscraper! A plane! A car! What else?
TALLYING JUNK: We went through our collection, tallying how many things were made from plastic, metal, and paper.
BOOKS WE READ
The Paper Bag Princess: A story about a girl who makes a princess dress out of a paper bag.
Hush! A Thai Lullaby: With this rhyming book we talked about how people can make things out of other objects.
SONGS, POEMS, AND GAMES!
Try THIS project at home!
1. Find a collection of "trash" like containers, paper, water bottles, etc.
2. Talk about how you can reuse these objects (refill water bottles, use containers for leftovers)
3. See what you can make from these objects as well (vase from a water bottle, doll bed from a box)