Recycle your rubbish!
Although it has been nice to be able to go on longer walks over the weekend, I was very sad to see so much rubbish that people have left. There has been a lot of rubbish left in the river where the ducklings are learning to swim, and I am worried that they might get hurt by it. Some of the fields that should look beautiful with their yellow flowers growing are looking messy because of the rubbish. If only everyone took their rubbish home and recycled it!
You can help keep the Earth clean by recycling in your house. Did you know that it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to decompose, so it is much better to put it in the recycling bin. If you copy and paste the link below into your browser, you will find a page with lots of hints about how you can recycle your rubbish.
Have a look and see how many of the things you can do. You can develop your design and technology skills by designing and building a robot out of your recyclable rubbish. Or how about making some musical instruments and hanging them onto a 'music wall' in your garden? Perhaps you could make a bug hotel out of cardboard tubes, or use some egg boxes to plant some seeds. Maybe you could make a water bowl for the bird for when it is very hot and sunny. I would love to see some of the things you can make out of your recyclable rubbish, so when you have finished, you could take a photo and bring it to school when we are back. I think that you will all come up with some brilliant ideas!
Copy the link below into your browser to watch a video explaining about what you can recycle and what you need to throw away.
Just to finish off, let's have a go at learning a song all about recycling.
Each and Every Day
There is a Tanzanian proverb that says 'little by little, a little becomes a lot'. I wonder what this might mean? Let's see if we can find out.
This will be a fun activit to do with your brother or sister.Ask your grown up for the smallest box that they can find for each of you. A match box would be really good, or maybe a small box that used to hold mints. Now go around your house or garden and find as many small things to put in your box as possible - you may find a daisy, or a rice crispie, or a counter, or a piece of ribbon, or a feather or a grain of rice. See how many little things you can fit in your box. When you have filled your box to the very top, empty it out and count how many things you managed to fit into it. Did you get to 20? Did you get to 30? Suddenly, although you only put one little thing in your box at a time, you now have a lot of things altogether.
Now imagine that each of the little things you put in your box is something that you can be grateful for each day. For example, the rice crispie could show you are grateful for breakfast, the daisy could show that you are grateful for the flowers that make our world so beautiful, the feather could show that you are grateful for the birds and the animals, the ribbon could show that you are grateful for the pretty things you have.
Draw a picture of all the things that your objects show that your are grateful for. When you look at all the little things that you have, it adds up to make a lot.
Ask your grown up for an empty jar or a bigger box. Keep collecting the little things thatyou find that remind you of things to be grateful for, and put them in your jar. How long does it take you to fill your jar with all those little things?
Let's have a go at learning a new song called 'Each and Every Day' which reminds us of how much we have to be grateful for every single day.