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Early childhood activities for a greener earth
Selly, Patty Born.
xi, 258 p. :
1 copy available at Sugar Grove Campus --Todd Library.
Sugar Grove Campus --Todd Library
GE77 .B67 2012
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Selly, Patty Born.
Early childhood activities for a greener earth / Patty Born Selly.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2012.
xi, 258 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
1. Creating a greener Earth -- 2. Exploring nature : Stop, look, and listen ; Count ten things ; Sound walk ; Look up! ; Look down! ; Soil search ; Color search ; Leaf match ; Keep a calendar ; Plant a sensory garden ; My nature name ; Nature is art! ; Nature scavenger hunt ; Treasure hunt ; Tale of a tree ; Wishing tree ; Animal watch ; Animal friends ; Barefoot explorations ; Gratitude -- 3. The three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle : What's it made of? ; Create a doodad center ; Found object mosaic ; My recycled journal ; Recycled puzzles ; Recyclable gift wrap ; The packaging problem ; Create a recycling station ; The great recycle hunt ; Make a recycling monster ; Recycle sorting game ; Trash audit ; What are you buying? -- 4. The food we eat : Plants on my plate ; Meal memories ; Spice of life ; Seed hide-and-seek ; The great seed sort ; Seed eaters ; Seeds to sprouts ; Twist and sprout ; Plant parts ; Slurp! ; Growing a pizza ; Seasons of food ; An apple's journey ; Lunchtime color challenge ; Rainbow on my plate ; Every little bit ; Crazy compost mix-up dance -- 5. Water, water, everywhere : Water words ; Evaporating art ; Making a cloud ; The great growing water drop ; Catching condensation on a cup ; Wee watershed ; Puddle hunters ; The water cycle walk ; Absorb or run off? ; Water cycle garden ; Float or sink? ; Discovering dissolving ; Oil and water ; Clean water ; Rain gauges ; Catch it if you can! --
6. Air is all around us : Deep breathing ; Air is real ; Air is everywhere ; Bubbles! ; Using air to move things ; Air traffic ; Wind ribbons ; Simon says south ; Let's go fly a kite ; Air has weight ; Rocket balloons ; Paper pinwheels ; Scent chase ; Playing with pollen -- 7. Weather, climate, and energy : Sunshine sculptures ; Shadow tracing ; Taking the temperature ; Melting ice ; Color connections ; Colorful puddles ; Cloudy days ; Raindrop rainbows ; Observing weather ; Make a compass ; Circle of energy ; Lightbulb treasure hunt ; Energy everywhere -- 8. Indoor environments and children's health : Muddy me ; Hand washing is beautiful ; Sharing germs ; Laundry day ; Soap sculpture ; Soap making ; Make bubble bath ; Make cleaning spray ; Cleaning station ; Mitten wash ; Floor cleaning boogie ; Puppets from pictures ; Sunny days, sunny skin -- 9. Greening your program : Host spring and fall cleanups ; Reduce food waste ; Encourage reuse ; Encourage reuse at home ; Start an e-newsletter ; Encourage organic ; Explore local CSAs ; Start your own garden ; Manage rainwater at your site ; Encourage water conservation at home ; Host a community shoreline cleanup ; Celebrate wind! ; Establish a no-idle zone ; Lower your energy use ; Host a bike- or walk-to-school week ; Switch to nontoxic cleaners and personal care products ; Share information with families -- Reflection -- Appendixes : A. National Science Education Standards: content standards, grades K-4 ; B. Using children's literature for environmental education ; C. Confidential staff questionnaire ; D. Sample letter to families for a doodad drive ; E. Sample letter to families sharing ideas for waste-free lunches ; F. Starting and maintaining a compost pile ; G. Recipes for nontoxic cleaning solutions ; H. Additional resources.
"As many early childhood professionals make efforts to improve the environmental health and safety of their setting, they also want to educate children about the impact and value of these greener choices. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth helps teachers connect environmental issues with their daily curriculum in a sensitive, developmentally appropriate manner. This resource includes background information on environmental topics-including waste reduction and recycling, improving air quality, weather and climate change, and energy and toxicity reduction-and one hundred lessons and activities that will excite children, engage families, and encourage communities to be green"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book presents environmental lessons and activities in a manner that is appropriate for early childhood, and naturally fosters a sense of stewardship and love for our planet. It highlights a number of green topics including waste reduction, recycling and water quality"-- Provided by publisher.
Environmental education--Activity programs.
Early childhood education--Activity programs.
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