"We recycle to help the planet!" "Recycle means to make something new out of something old."
Good morning class. As you know, we have been talking about recycling. Who can tell me what it means to recycle?
"That is right! Recycling helps our planet by reducing trash. Reducing trash is important. We worked as a school and reduced the amount of waste during meal times. We even have become mindful of the trash we see outside of our school and worked together to clean it up.
I would like you to close your eyes and come on a journey with me, somewhere that I learned has a very big problem. This place is full of trash. You may have an idea in your mind but where we are going might surprise you. We are going to the ocean.
The animals could get hurt and we could, too!
Our oceans are full of trash. When humans create trash, it goes into landfills. Those are full now. Trash is starting to be dumped into our oceans. How will this affect the animals that call the ocean home? How will it affect us?
We can clean the beach when we go with our families.
We can recycle even more!
I wonder how we can solve this problem...
We need to make sure there is less trash!
Those are great ideas! The oceans are very big. How can we make a bigger impact? Where else can we recycle? What could we do differently everyday to make less trash?