Preschool: Save the ocean!
This week’s material focused blog, we looked at the different materials that we recycle. We picked some materials out of our recycling bin and spoke about what it was that we were looking at, what material it was and what it feels like. We asked the children if they knew what recycling was, then proceeding to explain how these plastic, cardboard, and paper materials we had in the bag were recyclable which means they get compressed/melted and turned into a brand-new bottle/box/paper and anything else. We also talked about how metal can be recycled and glass, the two materials we did not have in the recycling. The children were then asked if they knew what happens if we throw these materials in the nonrecycling bin, which we explained it does not get recycled then it may get blown away into the ocean as plastic is very light. This means the animals in the sea may eat these materials and think they’re full up when they’re not, causing them to get very poorly. Or they may get stuck in certain materials that get blown into the oceans. We then asked the children to save our ocean, tidying the recyclable materials out of the ocean into our recycling bin. We then threw these materials in the recycling bins in the complex together!