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    recycling activity
    By Lisa

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    I send home a note (about a week before Earth Day) asking the students to bring "clean trash" to our room. I explain that "clean trash" means items that won't smell up our classroom after sitting here for a week. They are each to bring in some items that CAN be recycled and some items that CANNOT be recycled. Then on Earth Day, while the students are out at recess, I scatter all of the "trash" around the room. When they come in, they have to help clean up the room and sort the items. (i.e. all recyclable plastics go on one table, all glass goes on another, newspapers and magazines on another, etc.) With the items that are left, we discuss that those would need to go to the landfill. However, we brainstorm ideas of ways that we could reuse any of those items before they really go to the landfill. Another bonus...we have plenty of items sorted and ready for recycling day when the truck comes. : )

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