May 23. Sophany and I facilitate Zero Waste and Recycling presentations to the 6th then 9th grade students in their classrooms. As two former teachers, we had a great time presenting to the students and fulfilling our passion. We discovered that we worked very well together.
Mr. Ouk Sen is my translator.
From the Project Learning Tree Pre-K Through 8 Activity Guide, Looking at Leaves: Each student is asked to collect 5 leaves from the school grounds.
Students are then divided into large groups and asked to sort all of thier leaves based on leaf characteristics of their choosing.
A spokesman from each group is asked to explain to the rest of the class what leaf characteristics their group used to sort the leaves.
Students then create art with an impression of several leaves of their choosing on white paper using crayons - Leaf Rubbing Activity. These PLT activities are designed to connect the participants to nature.
The students are proud of their leaf art.
Sophany creates a waste sorting activity for the students to practice sorting trash: plastic bottles, other plastic, cans and organic waste. All of the material was litter on the school grounds.
I facilitate Every Tree For Itself.
I facilitate another Project Learning Tree activity: Tree Factory. Students are asked to name a part of a tree, roots, trunk, branches, etc. then "act" out that part together as a single tree for the rest of the class. Two beetles attack the tree.