The snow is melting! And the sidewalks and gutters are gross. Today we explored all of the trash left behind when the snow melted away this week. All of the kindergarten students went outside to look and see what kinds of litter we saw in front of the school. Unfortunately, there was a lot! We used a graph to track what kinds of litter we found and talked about how litter impacts the plants and animals in our community. We also talked about how most of what we saw out on the sidewalks could have been recycled to keep our community clean!
I love teaching kindergarten literacy at STEM! It is amazing to be a part of the reading and writing growth of a kindergarten student. You get to see kids move from knowing some letters and sounds to being enthusiastic readers and young authors.