There are many household objects that you may simply throw away or recycle without thinking too much about it. Today’s teaching tip – Don’t throw that out!
Margarine containers – they can be used to store beads, popsicle sticks, buttons, etc.
Paper towel tubes – can be used for lots of crafts and art projects
It teaches students the importance of reducing, resuing, and recycling.
Lots of our students bring in pudding, fruit cups, or apple sauce in these disposable plastic containers. Quite often the kids will just throw them out. However, we can ask the students to wash them in the sink and stress the importance to reusing items.
Have any ideas?
What sort of things do you collect to use in your classroom?
Do you have your students bring in items you can resuse?