The Eco-School topic for winter quarter has been reducing our waste and consumption. We always pick up litter when we are out. Here we have our gloves on so we can sort and graph the kinds of litter we find.
We worked together to build Trashy Town.
In Trashy Town, the people throw their garbage everywhere! Soon the town is covered with garbage.
We cleaned it up and took it to the landfill, but then that was filled to the brim! No more room! What shall we do with all of the garbage?
We talked about loving and caring for our Earth home. We died cheese blue and used pesto to make a world pizza.
We loved our world pizza!
We made better recycling signs for our homes and for school.
And we made a large recycling poster.
We used recyclable materials to create new things, like this crayon holder made from paper cups.
Look at this fantastic pair of binoculars! She can see the whole world!
This is interesting.
And this boy made a model of an incinerator plant where garbage can be burned. We wrote a book where we burned garbage, but ended up needing magic in the end to get rid of the black ash that was left.
We all brought something from home that we have reused, from milk carton berry picking holders, to treasure cans, to jars and containers being reused to hold different kinds of food. We have really embraced this learning, and talk about it a lot with our families.