Park or Playground Clean Up Day Project Based Learning Unit
Hey, y'all! My students this year have become quite the little conservationists and are always excited to help clean up the playground (the classroom and toys, not so much, but the outside of the school, yes! 😂). So this spring, we'll be using this project based learning unit to plan a playground (or park) clean up day.
In our class, we'll be designing our plans as a hypothetical clean up day. But if you want to do the project whole-group, you could totally put together a real clean-up day for your community.
First, we're going to set agenda: Are we just picking up litter, or are we making repairs to equipment or planting flowers and trees also? Are we asking volunteers to BYOT (bring your own tools) or will we be supplying them? Asking these questions is essential to figuring out the depth of the clean up we'll be doing.
After we've got the details in order, we need to figure out how much it will cost us. This unit includes supply cards you can use for easy calculations, or you can be adventurous and let students find the items they need online at your local home improvement store.
If students have decided they want to plant plants, they can use online or paper catalogs to choose plants. If you want to skip this step and use the plant card and cost provided, by all means do!
Then, when all the details are hashed out, students will be writing out their clean up plan step-by-step and designing their community flyer. There is a blank page provided for creating a flyer, but you could also have your students design one in one of the Google apps.
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