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Children's Sing & Colour Activity Children can learn about the importance of recycling and composting while singing along and colouring. Excellent for children from pre-kindergarten to Grade 2.
Classroom Flash Cards These flash cards were designed for parents and teachers to help children understand Waste Watch sorting. Small dots on the lower right hand corner can be used as a guide for adults.
Classroom Picture Sorting Posters These colourful sorting posters can be printed, laminated, and posted in classrooms and common areas to help students participate in Waste Watch while at school. If your school has limitations (such as the inability to properly rinse out milk cartons), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as custom posters can be made available to overcome these types of challenges.
Interactive Sorting Game Learning to sort for Waste Watch can be fun with this interactive sorting game. The game is suitable for elementary grades, youth groups, special needs clients, or as a fun reminder for adults and community organizations. Click on the header to understand how this activity works.
The Interactive Sorting Game can be presented by a representative from IWMC, or borrowed by organizations to work into lesson plans or for special 'green' events. Graphic 'stick-ons' are provided and customized for specific groups. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
PA ANNOUNCEMENTS (Samples) Here are some sample PA annoucements for use in schools. Use them during Waste Reduction Week, Environment Week, on Earth Day, or better yet, throughout the year to help remind students about doing their part to help the environment.
THE STORY OF COMPOST This little story about how an apple becomes compost, and how compost helps to grow apples can be viewed online, or printed off and read aloud to young children.
Waste Watch @ School Newsletter Each fall, IWMC will prepare and distribute a newsletter to Island schools. This can be used as a resource for learning institutions wishing to enhance waste management practices. It is also an opportunity to communicate any changes in Waste Watch guidelines directly to school leaders and teachers. School is the perfect place to learn about the 4 Rs--how to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. Students who learn how to be better environmental stewards in the classroom gain excellent lifetime habits.
Click the header above to view the October 2014 issue.
WASTE WATCH ON PEI....will YOU?? Junior High Waste Watch Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je2hEZSO09g This humorous but educational video was written and co-produced by Mme Deveau's Grade 7 class at East Wiltshire School. It focuses on where what goes and encourages today's youth to engage in proper waste management behaviours. We apologize for the audio on this video which was caused by technical difficulties. Length: 8 minutes. Schools are welcome to submit videos that can be used for educational purposes. IWMC staff are available to assist.
Waste Watch Presentations Island Waste Management Corporation offers Waste Watch presentations to groups of any age. To have an IWMC representative visit your group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org A presentation to meet your needs can usually be arranged within a few weeks.
Wasteless Lunch Lesson Plan When it comes to waste management, the best way to protect the environment is not to produce waste in the first place.
Here's a lesson plan for teachers to help students analyze and reduce the waste generated in their packed lunches. This is an ideal exercise for Earth Day or Environment Week and contains messages that can be adopted all year long.