Today, we learned about the effects garbage on the environment with the "Pollution Pond" simulation. For each piece of trash thrown into our pond, one fish was taken away. By the end we only had three fish left in our pond! However when we cleaned up the litter, the fish returned! An excellent way to learn about pollution and practice math.
We also talked about the recycling activity known as the garage or "tag" sale. I labeled some older toys with prices, and students used pretend money to "purchase" these used items.