Learning to reduce, reuse and recycleThe students at Miltona Science Magnet Elementary School recently spent a week participating in activities that added to their understanding of how important it is to recycle.
The students at Miltona Science Magnet Elementary School recently spent a week participating in activities that added to their understanding of how important it is to recycle. As an environmental education magnet school, the students are actively learning about the requirements of a healthy environment and their role in the challenge.
The week kicked off with an all-school book swap. Families brought in used books to receive coupons that would allow them to choose new-to-them books.
Another activity aimed at teaching students how to reuse was creating beads for necklaces and bracelets out of junk mail and magazines.
As part of an effort to teach students about landfills, Environmental Coordinator Kala Fisher, from Pope Douglas Waste Management, visited the school. The students created an edible landfill to learn about the different layers.
Teachers were challenged to teach the regular curriculum during a paperless school day, using white boards, manipulatives, games and other methods of learning.
The final activity of the week was the Recycling Olympics. Students learned that they don’t need to purchase new items to play simple games and have fun. They tossed bottle caps into ice cream buckets, made and flew paper airplanes out of recycled paper, participated in paper towel baton relays and more.