As recycling is important at our service and in our community, so is composting which is why the kinder children participated in a hands on learning experience about composting. The children decided we use the left over banana peels and place them in our compost kit in our kinder room. The children engage well together as they first tore the banana peels apart and then placed the peels and soil in the compost kit. They enjoyed using their hands pushing and squishing the peels in the soil, whilst some children were curious and picked up the magnify glass to have a closer look. This experience focused on sustainability practices and raised awareness on how food does not get broken down in garbage bins as there is not enough oxygen in landfills. With the children getting involved in the composting process they not only learnt how to protect and care for the environment but also learnt that by composting we create quality fertilizer for our gardens.
This experience supported the children to be active learners as they participated and showed appreciation and care for our planet’s environment.
The children are excited to see the coming week’s progress, as they will watch it decompose slowly and then place the fertilizer in our outdoor garden beds.
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
KBC: The World & The Environment, My Five Sense