March 7, 2016

Today in the preschool room we focused our inquiry based learning on Clean up Australia Day. We explored the concepts of what happens to our rubbish once we put it in the bin. We questioned the kids;

  • Where does the rubbish go?
  • Can it be recycled?
  • What would happen if we didn’t clean up?
  • What can we do to make a difference?

We then worked out as a group what things we could recycle and placed them on the recycle table and the things we couldn’t recycle we placed on the other table. We then adorned gloves and went outside with plastic bags and collected all the rubbish we could find. When we came back inside we then sorted out the rubbish and put anything that could be recycled into the recycle bin.

We talked briefly about how tyres are recycled to make the soft fall on our bike track and what other things are used to make other things when they are recycled. We plan on learning more about recycling and making things from recycled materials.