We are starting our study of Recycling. Your child is to create a sculpture (that will withstand the elements of the weather outside and is heavy enough that it will not blow away) made from home items that can be recycled. A plan for the sculpture (drawing) is due Tuesday, April 7. The recycle sculpture is due Friday, April 10. I am letting you know about this project early if you want to get started earlier.
On Monday, talk to your child about why you think it is important to recycle and start looking around the house for items to use in the sculpture. You can help your child with this project. Have fun and explore the possibilities.
Have your child write a story on recycling to bring in on Friday, March 27. Here are the story questions.
What would happen if everyone threw their trash outside their house and did not have it collected or taken to the dump?
Why do you want to reuse and reduce so that their is not so much trash?
What does your family do to help recycle items? List all the ways you can think of that also includes reusing items and reducing what you use in the home.
Thanks for encouraging your child to be a good steward of our earth! This is an important concept in Montessori.
And remember, you can bring in your recycled paper, tin, and plastic and place it in the receptacles behind our storage shed. We have our recycling picked up every Friday.
Talk to your child about the importance of laws and why we have them. Discuss why you follow the laws in your daily life. Then, have your child use the following questions to write his/her story. Have fun with this one!
If you were President of the United States, what new law would you make for people to follow?
Why would you chose this law?
How would this law help people?
What do you think grownups would think about this law?
What do you think your friends would think about this law?
How would you feel about this new law?
Teri Canaday is the lower elementary teacher. She is also director of the Montessori Center. She has a passion for helping children learn and develop their potential.