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Tagged With: recycling

Planting seeds/ Plantando semillas

Last week we planted some beans in cotton. We made sure they got sun and water. Today we «transplanted» them into some dirt. We got to see how the roots have started to come out and in some cases even the plant itself. We have hung them outside and are waiting to see if the … Continue reading »

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Memory game: Making classroom material /Juego de Memoria

We colored, cut and glued and made our own memory game. We are now working on a unit about the Means of Transport; how we use them, how they have changed, etc. But first we have to learn the names! So we asked parents to bring in tops to glass bottles and are recycling them … Continue reading »

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Recycled paper beads /Abolorios de papel reciclado

After cutting up old magazines to find letters and to complete figures, we still had paper left. So, we decided to make paper beads. I cut magazine pages into long thin triangles and showed the children how to roll them up on straws, glue the ends and slide them off. When they dried we made … Continue reading »

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Complete the figure / Completar la figura

I had already asked for old magazines for another activity that I did on literacy, and now I wanted to use them again (double recycing). I cut out figures (men, women and children) from the magazines and eliminated parts of the body. So some were missing heads, some a leg or an arm, some feet, … Continue reading »

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Recycled flower art /Arte reciclado

Really this is «recycled times two». We used toilet paper rolls that we had already recycled when we painted and used them as stacking toys. The end of the school year is nearing, so we decided to cut them up and do something with them. We made some beautiful flowers! (who doesn´t like a little … Continue reading »

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What´s in the box? / Adivina qué hay

Look what you can do with a recycled box and some old wrapping paper! One of my students brought this in from home.  All we had to do was stick some classroom objects inside and ask questions. It is big or small? Hard or soft? What do you think it is? What do you think … Continue reading »

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Recycle and Construct / Construir y Reciclar

Parents brought in egg cartons they were going to throw away, we painted them and cut them up. Then we added some colored lolipop sticks and….we have our very own homemade contruction set. We even made a stop motion video with them (see below). Los padres trajeron los cartones de huevos que iban a tirar, … Continue reading »

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Playing with letters /Jugando con letras

Recycling magazines: cutting them up, looking for letters and pasting them on cardboard where they belong.  I used two pieces of cardboard, one with consonants and another with vowels. Lovely way to review letters. Reciclaje de revistas: recortar, buscar las letras y pegarlas en las cartulinas preparadas: una cartulina para vocales y otra para consonantes. … Continue reading »

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Recycling and Reading / Lectura y Reciclaje

Infants school is a time to begin the reading process, but it doesn´t just have to (or shouldn´t) come from books! We recycled milk caps and glued some letters on them to make a reading game. I got these off The Measured Mom Web site: http://www.themeasuredmom.com/spell-short-u-words-milk-cap-letters-free-printables/ Here is a board on Pinterest with ideas for … Continue reading »

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Marble Golf / Golf con Canicas

Using some left over floral foam we made a Marble Golf course. I put the foam in a box, covered it with colored paper and stuck some golf tees that I had already asked the parents for in the foam. I passed out marbles and ice tongs and told the children they had to place the marbles … Continue reading »

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