Working on the Trash
(to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad")
We've been working on RECYCLING all the trash we can,
We've been working on recycling, It's a very simple plan,
Separate your glass and paper,
Separate your plastic and tin.
Take the trash that you've recycled to your recycling bin!
We've been working on REDUCING all the trash we can.
We've been working on reducing it’s a very simple plan.
Don't go wasting any products, Use just exactly what you need.
Don't buy things in extra wrapping, Reduce and you'll succeed!
We've been working on REUSING all the trash we can.
We've been working on reusing, it’s a very simple plan.
If it's a paper bag you're using, don’t use it once, use it twice!
Give old clothes and toys to someone, to reuse them would be nice!
Taken from: http://www.canteach.ca
Our imaginators learned all about the three Rs today!
I started both sessions with a discussion about the difference between REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. I asked the imaginators for examples of each of the three Rs. They seemed to be very versed in the second R - REUSE! Parents are always reusing grocery bags and food jars and our children are watching and learning.
I read the Working on the Trash poem for my younger imaginators which reinforced the three Rs and their differences. We then did a very simple exercise. The children were given pictures of different items and they were asked to stick each item under Recycle or Trash. They did this with ease.
My older imaginators joined along as I read Why Should I Recycle by Jen Green. They seemed to really like the way this book was written because they were eager to volunteer to read a page..."Miss I will read page 22"...which set off the best trend... everyone insisted they read a page. I asked my older imaginators to create a simple worksheet with the three Rs using "flip-ups" to reveal their meanings.
Both my younger and older imaginators were then tasked with planting a seedling ( bird pepper or grape tomatoes) to show the earth some love. They reused bean tins as plant pots. They will take care of these plants for the rest of the week and take them home on Friday!
There is so much that can be done with the "trash" around the house. See what was done at Arty Pants Studio.