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Rainforest and Reuse: January 22-26

Reuse, Use Again is the next focus in our IB inquiry. As the saying goes, One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Children are the most creative in re-imagining new purposes. In our RAZ book, “New Again” we read that “we can make old things into new things like a sock into a puppet and a plastic bottle into a water sprinkler”. Rainforest had better ideas… reuse tissue boxes to make a house, reuse PET bottles to make a shower, and reuse kitchen rolls to make a tent!

Each student made an Eco-pledge for reduce. The class has been using Think-Pair-Share for brainstorming ideas. Each came up with their own personal goal to reduce use of resources. I, _________ (name) promise to reduce, use less toilet paper and use only what I need. Others promise to switch off lights in bathroom after use, keep doors closed, use less plastic bags.

Rainforest has begun preparing for the Graduation ceremony. They have been practising with handbells to the music of Auld Lang Syne. We have also chosen the very meaningful song Heal the World by Michael Jackson. Thank you dear Parents for joining us for Swim Open Day. Rainforest students were glad to have their mummies and daddies watch their skillful swim strokes!

The week’s highlight was our field trip to Matsumoto Clean Center. We had a pre-field trip discussion in class before the visit. The class had some prior knowledge about the swimming pool nearby – Lala Matsumoto, and that the heated water gets the electricity from the building next door. What else do you want to find out? Rainforest wrote down their wonderings… How do we get electricity? Why do we need to burn the trash? I want to see fire burning the trash. Our findings coming up next week when we have our post field trip discussion. Till Monday, have a fabulous weekend!