Objective: The children will identify some common items in the recycling bin and give them a new purpose.‹ Return to Theme
The average person creates about 4 pounds of solid trash each day. Many of the things we use every day can be reused for a new purpose. Finding ways to reuse products takes some imagination. Just as we found new purposes for boxes and containers, other items can be reused. For instance unwanted household items can be donated to a local charitable thrift store. Once there, the items will be sorted and reused. Many animal shelters will accept discarded newspapers as well as old towels and sheets.
These lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards ("CCSS"). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of the concepts and skills children are expected to learn and guide teachers to provide their students with opportunities to gain these important skills and foundational knowledge.
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