This week, we have been learning about how to look after our environment. There have been ongoing discussions about how plastic affects our environment and Earth. We have talked about using less plastic in our daily lives. We also discussed what we could use instead of plastic. Instead of using plastic bags, we can use reusable bags and use a reusable coffee cup when going to a cafe. We talked about what happens to the plastic when it finds its way to the river and oceans and how ocean creatures/animals suffer in their habitats.
After reading "Clean up Shelley Beach", the children were very eager to make posters for school about picking up rubbish. We have made posters and we talked about making beeswax wrap instead of using plastic wrap.
The children designed the fabric first. Then, we spread beeswax on top of the fabric. We then ironed the wax. It is actually a very easy way to make a beeswax wrap!
Here are the photos of the children with their beeswax wraps.
While we were making the beeswax wraps, there were many bees that came to visit us. As we were reading a storybook about bees, one of the children said "Maybe the bees are dancing around us!"