Hi everyone! Tomorrow's America Recycles Day! Whether you live in the States or not, recycling has never been more important. Teachers know more about recycling than anyone else (O.K., I'm a bit biased.... ), and have endless tales of how they've salvaged materials for anything from classwork to class projects. There's so much you can do with bits and pieces of everything! Click here for Ellison projects using recycled materials.
Wish I had taken a picture of my son's language arts project last week... it was a cereal box book report... sound familiar? He did a really nice job decorating. The assignment was to recycle a cereal box and come up with a catchy cereal name representing the title of the book. He wrote a summary on one side, main characters and setting on the other, and a game on the back of the box. He used a paper plate and pasted cereal on it for the cover... it was very clever (O.K., I'm biased about him, too... do you blame me?) I guess I'm going to have to share when he gets the project back :)
Meanwhile, here's a project about river structures, created by a former student. How many recycled items do you see?
So, what's your favorite recycling tip or project? Tell us all about it in the comments below! If you have a picture you would like to share, please share it in our Ellison Education Teachers' Lounge Gallery on Flickr. Be sure and post a link to the photo here in the comments with your story so that everyone can be sure to check it out! Please submit your entry by Tuesday, November 20th, 12:00pm PST. Winners to be announced every Wednesday!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!