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2nd Grade Recycling Lesson

2nd Grade Recycling Lesson

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2nd Grade Recycling Lesson
2nd Grade Recycling Lesson

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Description of Classroom:
2nd grade 21 students: 8 boys, 13 girls 1 female student (K) with an IEP who is in the resource room during this lesson period-lesson will be discussed upon her return so she has an understanding of recycling and what will be using the recycle bin for in the classroom.

The concept of recycling is a solid part of becoming a responsible citizen both in and outside of school. This lesson will introduce the recycle bin to be used in the classroom so that this class can begin to recycle their paper.

Content Objective(s):
Students will have understanding of why it is important to recycle items we use at home and at school to help protect and preserve our environment

Language Objective(s):
Students will listen to the story: I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and
Recycle (Little Green Books) Alison Inches, Viviana Garofoli Whole class discussion on why recycling is important at school and at home

Nevada Standards:
H2.2.1 Identify ways in which people cooperate to achieve a common goal. (social studies) E11.2.2 Describe ways to share classroom resources. (social studies) 6.2.3 Identify resources when assistance is needed to develop personal health goals (i.e. Recycling, water conservation, littering, food choice). (health)

Key Vocabulary:
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Reduce - reduce the amount of things you buy and use and you will have less to throw away Reuse - keep using the same things as many times as you can Recycle - find new ways to use old things environment: the area we live in or are surrounded by

Best Practices: (put an X next to those that you address in your lesson)
x x Preparation Adaptation of content Links to background Links to past learning Strategies incorporated Margaret Gurn x x x Scaffolding Modeling Guided practice Independent practice Verbal scaffolds EDSC 483 x Grouping Options Whole Class Small groups Partners Independent Lesson 1

x x x x x Integration of Processes Listening Speaking Reading Writing x x x x

Procedural scaffolds Application Hands-on Authentic (Meaningful) Linked to objectives Promotes engagement

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Assessment Individual Group Written Oral

Teaching Strategies:
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Teacher led class discussion Teacher will read and discuss a story Teacher will lead a discussion on the different kinds of items we can recycle and specifically that we will recycle paper in our classroom.

Warm Up Activity: Ask students if they know what Reduce-Reuse-Recycle means. Allow for discussion time with whole group. Does anyone recycle at home? What types of items can we recycle at home and at school?

Lesson Sequence: Gather Students on the floor for reading circle Read the story: I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Review Reduce Reuse and Recycle Discuss the different types of items that can be recycled at home and when we are out (many public places have recycle bins—have the students noticed?) Show students the Recycle Box and ask if anyone knows what we might use it for… Explain to students that although we can recycle many different items, we will only be using our recycle box to recycle paper in our classroom. Discuss the items that can go in the box—ONLY PAPER Share the Library Book bin so that students are aware they can choose these books during reading time. Explain the importance of returning these books specifically to the correct bin because they are public library books. Review: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle; the classroom recycle box, and the items we will put into the classroom recycle box. Show students the worksheet that they will complete at their desks. Review the directions for the worksheet. Include an extra instruction for students to think of 2 paper, 2 plastic, and 2 aluminum items to add to the worksheet. They can draw and color the extra items on the front or back of their worksheet. Inform Students that when their worksheets are completed they should turn the sheet in to the purple basket and then they may choose a book for silent reading. Have students return to their desks and have the “paper helper” assist in passing out the papers Students can use Whisper Voices while completing the worksheets. Margaret Gurn EDSC 483 Lesson 1

If student K returns to the classroom during the lesson she will join the group and participate with the class. While the students are completing their worksheets, discuss Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and explain the classroom recycle box with student K. Worksheet and coloring pages are magnified to accommodate student’s need. Extra one on one instruction may be needed depending on when the student returns to class.

Supplementary Materials:
Website game to determine if something is able to be recycled. Can be used as a class or during individual computer time: http://activities.macmillanmh.com/OralLanguageActivities/main1.php?activityID=390-Website Website game to sort items into recycle, compost or trash. Can be used as a class activity or during individual computer time.: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/actiongames/recycle-roundup/

Additional Reading Materials for Students to Use During silent reading time:
The ABC’s of the Environment by Bobbie Kalman A Brand New Day with Mouse and Mole by Wong Herbert Yee The Adventures of an Aluminum Can by Alison Inches The Dumpster Diver by Janet S. Wong Earth Smart How to Take Care of the Environment by Leslie Garrett Fancy Nancy Every Day is Earth Day by Jane O’Connor Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out by Donna Latham Going Green by Lydia Bjornlund I Can Save the Earth One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle by Alison Inches Just Grace Goes Green by Charise Mericle Harper Making a Difference: Respecting our World by Sue Barraclough Reducing Your Carbon Footprint at School by Jeanne Nagle Reducing and Recycling Waste by Carol Inskipp Stuff: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Steven Kroll The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle by Núria Roca What We Can Do About Recycling Garbage by Donna Bailey

Margaret Gurn

EDSC 483

Lesson 1

Whole class assessment during class discussions Individual assessment on the worksheet

Reflection: The lesson went well and all of the students were engaged in the idea of recycling at home and at school. I had create a recycle box for paper items that all of the students agreed to use in the classroom. At the end of the lesson a few students added that we should also have a box for plastic recycling in the classroom. We agreed that although there would not be as much plastic to recycle as there is paper that we could use both. We now have two recycling boxes; one for paper and one for plastics. The students have continued to use the boxes and to encourage each other when they see someone using the garbage can instead of the recycling. They are self-monitoring their use of the recycling boxes.

Margaret Gurn

EDSC 483

Lesson 1

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