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Earth Day and Recycling - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on April 21, 2022 at 3:40 PM

This week PreK 9-3 learned about Earth Day/Recycling. We talked about how we can take good care of our planet by recycling, how we can reduce waste, and reuse items. The children learned that items that we recycle can turn into clothes that we wear, toys that we play with, and any everyday items that we use. We talked about how we should turn off the water when we are not using it, repair our toys instead of throwing it out, and to turn off the lights when we are not in the room. One of the children said, "So, that's why we have a job where we turn the lights off when we leave our classroom." I made a waste basket for recycling paper instead of throwing it out because we can reuse the paper instead of throwing it in the garbage can.

We made a big Earth which is hanging on the widow of our classroom, we made instruments from items that were brought from home, The children were shocked at how easy it is to make instruments with some items that we have around our house. They even marched around our classroom playing their instruments that they made! It was loud but fun! We did a sorting game where we sorted objects by paper, aluminum, compost, and plastic. We practiced writing the letter Rr, sight words: little & big, and we used stones to make letters and numbers. It was a short but fun week.

We also talked about listening ears. We've had some friends not listening to teachers and not doing what is expected so I have been talking with the children and reading books on listening and how to manage our feelings. We will continue to talk about listening ears and managing our feelings.

Update on our caterpillars: They are now in the cocoon stage so pretty soon, they will turn into butterflies! The children are so excited and can't wait until they hatch!hol

if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.

-Michelle

Categories: Pre-K 9-3