Monash Child Care Centre
The whole school is getting involved in a range of Enviroweek actions.
<ol> <li>Using both sides of the paper for artwork. Encouraging children to use the recycling bin. Being aware of how much water is needed to wash our hands. Using leftover water to water the plants. Using recyclable materials for artwork. Making paper using our own recycled paper, show children how actually the paper is made. Reducing and reusing plastic bags. Getting children to half flush and full flush when necessary. Only one paper at a time when washing hands. Using hand towels instead of paper towels to wash hands for babies. Making our own natural play dough. Doing lots of reading with children about environment and living things.
<ol> <li>Planting seasonal vegetables and fruits. Preparing the soil before planting. Installing a worm farm and a compost bin and creating a roster to feed the worms. Planting seeds and watching the growth and enjoying tasty, healthy snacks freshly picked from the garden. Watering the garden.</li> </ol> Getting children to understand that we are part of the community by planting plants in a shared community place. Getting children to use food scrap for feeding worms. Talking about different parts of the plants with very young children like this is a stem, this is a leaf and these are roots Educating children to take care of the plants by watering them regularly and observe them growing. Bringing the nature in our learning areas and giving an opportunity to our children to be in touch with with it by adding it in our learnings and tasks we do.
<ol> <li><p style="text-align: right;"><ol> <li>Tree bark tracing to see different patterns of barks. Going out on regular outings to the Monash Green to collect Autumn leaves and gumnuts. Stepping out of the centre to explore outdoors - bug hunt, birdwatching. Taking the classroom outside. Educate children about the environment, eco system, living things and non living things etc.</li> </ol> Educate children about the importance of growing their own fruits and vegetables.</p> Educating children to respect and take care of all the living things.</li> </ol>
In a single year, a tree can absorb 8.9 kg of CO2e. Plant tress and help them thrive!
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
Making a special newsletter with all our Enviroweek work to share.