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"Recycling is Doggone Easy!"

Spencer, the recycling hound, and friends take pre-K through 3rd-grade students through the process of recycling through this digital book. Contact us for a pdf or print version of the book.

Educator Newsletter

The District produces a monthly edition of the educator newsletter, Spencer's SPOTlight. The recent edition is linked below. For older editions, please contact us. To subscribe to Spencer's SPOTlight, or any of our newsletters, click here.

Spencer's SPOTlight: January 2017


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Curricula and Lesson Plans

Introduce your students to recycling, composting and waste reduction.

Lesson plans aligned with Ohio's Revised Standards:

Recycling is Doggone Easy (Grades PreK–K)
Compost Skit (Grades K–3)
Sorting and Describing by Properties: Recycling 101 (Grade K)
Composting with Worms: Vermicomposting (Grade K)
Composting with Worms: Vermicomposting (Grade 1)
Composting with Worms: Vermicomposting (Grade 2)
Composting with Worms: Vermicomposting (Grade 3)
Earth’s Resources are Limited, Cross-Curricula Lesson, Phase 1 (Grade 3)
Earth’s Resources are Limited, Cross-Curricula Lesson, Phase 2 (Grade 3)
Crude Oil’s Properties and Changing States (Grade 3)

Other lesson plans:

Taking Care of Nature's Resources
Environmental Activities (Grades K–2)
Windows on Waste—Trashology 101 (Grades 4–6)
Ollie's World - Interactive Sustainability Resources


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