Standard K.3.7 Recommend ways that people can improve their environment at home, in school and in their neighborhood.<br /> Recycling<br /> Volunteering some of their free time to picking up trash in and around the community.<br />Planting trees to supply oxygen to the air and planting flowers to add color and beauty.<br />
Definitions:<br />Recycle: the collection and separation of materials for reproducing other materials.<br />Environment: Everything that surrounds people, such as a house, yard, etc….<br />Neighborhood: people who live in the same area as one another.<br />
Neighborhood and Environment<br />The teacher will explain to students the purpose of keeping the environment clean.<br />Students will have a chance to respond to ways in which they would help to keep the environment clean.<br />The teacher will read the story, City Green, by DiSalvo-Ryan. Discuss the character of the story, Marcy, with students and how she helped her neighbors keep the environment clean.<br />
Neighborhood and Environment cont.<br />Explain to students that the environment is everything that surrounds people, such as, a house, a barn, and a field are part of a farmer’s environment.<br />Ask the students, “What makes up your environment?” List responses on the board.<br />Encourage students to think of things outside and inside.<br />
Keep It Clean!!<br />The teacher will ask students the following:<br />1. Is your environment always clean?<br />2. What can you do to help keep it clean?<br />List the students responses on the board.<br />
Convey It!!<br />Ask students to identify which responses that have been listed are most important to them.<br />The teacher will now direct the students in making a poster showing their choice of importance on keeping the environment clean.<br />Give students markers and crayons to draw their posters.<br />
Share It!!<br />Have students share their posters with the class.<br />Ask students, “Why do you think this is an important idea?<br />Display the students art work in hallway for other people to view and also to help create and reinforce to others the positive attitude toward keeping the environment clean!<br />
Extend the Activity****<br />Send home a note to parents/guardians encouraging them to help their children plan neighborhood beautification projects.<br />Have students share their plans with the rest of the class!!<br />
Lesson Resources:Lesson Resources:<br />www.doe.in.gov/standards<br />www.freedictionary.com<br />www.dep.state.pa.us A teacher’s guide to reducing, reusing and recycling.<br />Books/Literature:<br />City Green by: DiSalvo-Ryan<br />We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers (A Charlie and Lola Picture Book by: Elizabeth Kennedy<br />
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