During the June Holidays, parents were encouraged to participate in this project and at the same time, build on children’s learning experiences.
The children and their families were involved in a variety of activities to help save the endangered animals such as learning more about the animals, conserving of the environment, and reducing waste. Subsequently, the children proudly shared about their experiences in their own classes.
Here are how our families participated in our SSDB project!
Children grew plants at home with their families. This provided opportunities for them to learn the importance of plants in our environment and towards humans and animals. As plants require a lot of attention, we hope to inculcate responsibility in children in learning to care for the plants, from watering to weeding and harvesting their labour of fruit for some!
Families created fun games using recycled materials such as shoe boxes, bottles and unused disposable cutlery. This activity encourages fun and creativity for the family while learning about the importance of recycling and how it can reduce waste.
Families visited the zoo during the school holidays, enabling children to learn more about the animals around them, especially the endangered animals!
Donating used and old items that are still in good condition is a great way to reduce waste. Families chose pre-loved items such as books, toys or clothes and participated in various donation drives in the neighbourhood.
Children participated in a litter picking activity with their families in their neighbourhood. As they wore gloves and used thongs to pick up litters, they learnt how waste in the environment can affect animals.