This is a sorting activity I like to do with my students around Earth Day. We read a few books about recycling and repurposing and taking care of the Earth. Some of our favorites is « What if Everybody Did That » by Ellen Javernick and «Don't throw that away!» by Lara Bergen.
Afterwards, we collectively complete the sorting activity while discussing why some items go into trash versus recycling bin and vice versa.
Afterwards, I give students the worksheets and they go on a hunt in my bin of old magazines and flyers for pictures of 5 items that can be recycled and 5 items that need to go into the trash.
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