The Grade 3 students had their first local walk last Thursday the 28th of February. They were welcomed to the Diamond Valley Library where the students were able to walk around this well resourced community space to explore. The students particularly enjoyed investigating the different fruit and vegetables growing in the community garden and having a go on the slippery slide. Before the session ended, Kate treated the students to a reading of some well loved children publications, ‘Grug’ and ‘Elmer the Elephant’.
As part of the Grade 3s inquiry unit, ‘What’s all this rubbish?”, we organised a clean up Apollo Day for Apollo Parkways Primary. The aim was to encourage everyone to keep our school clean and put rubbish in the bin. Students in Grade 3 put on cleaning gloves and took turns to go outside and clean up our school.
Well done Grade 3! Let’s hope that our school stays clean!
The smell of rubbish met the nostrils of the Grade 3s as we approached the Banyule Rethink Centre. However, once inside we were greeted by the Material Girls. Colourful presenters, Organza and Polyester, sang, danced and entertained us about environmental sustainability. Students were able to experience first-hand the process of 'rubbish', including how it is made and where it travels after it is collected from household kerbside collection bins in order to be recycled and avoid landfill. The presentation was information packed with hands on experiences that captured the attention of all. The students discovered the raw resources required to make materials, packaging and waste wise shopping, what materials can be recycled, the role of compost, material separation and reprocessing. What a wonderful introduction to the term 3 inquiry unit, ‘What’s all this Rubbish?’.