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Recycle Everything, Even Broken Crayons

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 1

Take it a step beyond having extras around in case someone forgets or loses theirs or you somehow pick up an extra student. If a kid runs out of blue, you just give them another. But when the tub of brokens gets too large to be practical, it’s time to get creative.

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Bag It: Recycling Plastic Bags

November 6, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

A lowly plastic grocery sack may not seem like a versatile tool for the classroom, but don’t overlook all the uses for this free and easy-to-find item. Start with these ideas, then build on your own brainstorms.

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Trash to Treasure

October 27, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Before you toss out that old floppy disk or wristwatch, think about how your kids, with minimal tools, could disassemble it and use it for something else.

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Recycled Christmas Ornaments

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

For something different, try making Christmas ornaments out of recycled materials. Brainstorm with your art teacher how that might be accomplished in an aesthetically pleasing way, or tackle it on your own with bits of plastic, paper, aluminum foil, string, wire, etc.