A discovery and connection made by one of the children on the playground led to the Jets classroom's investigation on the environment and recycling! The Jets used recycled cups to build structures and used recycled paper when they drew pictures on paper that was already used. The children also brought in a variety of materials and sorted the paper, plastic and food items. The children also learned about maps when they used a map of the Bombeck Center to help them navigate through their familiar environment.
BUILDING WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS
The Jets used recycled cups to build structures to learn about environmental print. The children were developing 21st century skills as they used social skills to collaborate together as they help and cooperate with each other while building.
Many of the words used in the Jets' study were used in various ways. These words have meaning and assist in developed writing and fine motor skills. The children also began to understand phonics and that letters make words.
The children brought in a variety of materials and sorted the paper, plastic and food items.
The children recycled paper when they drew a picture on paper that was already used. Recycled paper was also put on the art shelf and writing center table. They discovered paper could be reused in many ways.
The children used a map of the Bombeck Center to help them navigate through their familiar environment. They followed the map to inside and outside areas. When they found the recycle bins, the class put an X on the map to indicate the location.