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Planet Pals Love Nature

February 10, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We fell more in love with nature as we dreamed up ways to help and care for our Earth.

Favorite Activities: We helped wild animals by offering food such as nuts and seeds. We turned the compost and added to the pile. In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we made mailboxes from recycled materials. We loved reading The Garbage Monster by Joni Sensel and doing recycled relay races to sort and re-use “trash”. It was another nature-lovin’ week of fun!

Next’s Week’s Theme: Tap for Sap

Try this at Home: Track your trash! Take a photo every day for one week to see how much trash your family makes. Think about The Garbage Monsterand try to find ways to reduce it.

We think about new ways to use “trash” and avoid the dreaded garbage monster!

We make Valentine’s Day mailboxes from cereal and shoe boxes.

We lace hearts to enhance fine motor skills.