Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

September 17, 2012

Preschoolers learn about garbage and recycling

Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The preschoolers in the four-year-old class at Kid's World are participating in a study of garbage and recycling.

The children, led by teacher Dawn Johnson, are embarking on a recycling initiative. The children first sorted the garbage from their own classroom and took a critical look at what they were throwing away. Johnson gave the children gloves to wear, and in the introduction to the study, she pre-sorted garbage to make sure it was safe to handle.

Jennifer Frampton from the Rathbun Area Solid Waste Commission visited the classroom and spoke to the children about trash and recyclables. She also explained why it is important to keep their school, city and world clean. She also answered a list of questions that was prepared by the children in advance of her visit.

The preschoolers were excited to share their experiences with composting with Frampton. They eagerly showed her their worm bin and explained how they spread the castings in the Children's Garden.

The children will recycle materials in the classroom throughout the school year. The class will be taking its first field site visit on Sept. 25 when they visit the Recycling Center and the Transfer Station.