What’s In The Program Box
Training Manual – A step by step instructional guide with plenty of colour images that make the set up and maintenance of compost in your service easier than ever. Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 8 pages
Educator Guide – This guide makes application of the box easy. Read it and you’ll understand the box layout, contents, relevance and purpose Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 32 pages.
Learning Experiences & General Resources – Learning experiences have been included to provide initial guidance and build educator capacity in sustainability, arguably the newest area on knowledge in education. Base knowledge and basic learning ideas are already established, all you need to do is make decisions around how that fits into your specific learning environment and learners. These are a great time saver and more importantly connect educators with base knowledge in the Education for Sustainability. Size 21cm x 29.7cm
Provocation Cards – Create conversation starters with these cards. The reverse side of each contains information to help educators acquire, consolidate and extend knowledge and understandings. Size 21cm x 14.8cm, 24 cards
JNR Big Book – The Junior Big Book Reader will teach you that compost is not smelly, compost is not dirty and it certainly isn’t hard to manage when you follow the easy steps in this big book. Understand what goes in, and in what ratio, and what you can expect out of the compost in mere months! Students are encouraged to investigate what the compost contains and why. What is the Carbon Cycle? What is the Nitrogen Cycle? Who are Compost Creatures and what are their jobs? Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 12 pages, 1 per box
Child Readers – The Child Readers are a carbon copy of the larger format JNR Big Book. These enable children to follow along in reading groups and engage with guided and modelled reader. The clear layout and large font mean these are perfect for independent readers. Size 21cm x 14.8cm, 12 pages, 2 per box
School Readiness Resources – Want to remain responsive? As educators we know open-ended learning is best but many parents still ask for structure when it comes to literacy and numeracy. And is it any wonder when you consider the approach taken in primary schools?
Understanding this we have developed School Readiness Resources of the very best quality. Literacy resources are themed in Sustainability, are created in NSW Schools Foundation Font and the Numeracy resources contain Ten Frames, a patterns and relationships approach utilised in primary schools across Australia.
A – Z Flash Cards – Introduce and consolidate Literacy proficiency with these full colour, durable, sustainably themed flash cards. Size 10.5cm x 14.8cm. 26 cards
0 – 20 Flash Cards – Introduce and consolidate Numeracy proficiency with these full colour, durable, sustainably themed flash cards. Size 10.5cm x 14.8cm, 21 cards
A – Z Sheets – Improve fine motor skills whilst consolidating basic Literacy aptitude with these Black Line Masters. Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 28 pages
0 – 20 Sheets – Improve fine motor skills whilst consolidating basic Numeracy aptitude with these Black Line Masters. Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 24 pages
Posters – Manage your classroom transparently, whilst simultaneously equipping staff, children and families with the knowledge they need to foster shared responsibility for your classroom environmental sustainability systems. Helper Poster, Feeding Poster, Troubleshooting Poster and Safety Poster. 4 x Posters, Size 29.7cm x 42cmstep by step instructional guide with plenty of colour images that make the set up and maintenance of compost in your service easier than ever. Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 8 pages
- Be able to differentiate between organic and inorganic materials.
- Understand the importance of diversity to healthy compost.
- Explore relationships between living and non living things.
- Demonstrate an increasing knowledge and respect for the natural environment.
- Develop the ability to recognise and reuse compostable materials.
- Participate with others to solve problems around composting.
- Provide mentorship, support and guidance to others about how to compost.
- Utilise the by-products of composting effectively.
- Be empowered to make choices and problem solve.
- Undertake sustainable practices in the classroom.
- Be able to share new learning with others including families and communities outside of their school environment.
What’s In The Equipment?
- 1 x 220L Compost Bin
- 1 x Compost Stirrer
- 1 x 5L Watering can
- 1 x Hessian Length
- 1 x 1kg Compost Starter
What’s In The Package?
Charlie the Compost King will teach you that compost is not smelly! Compost is not dirty and it certainly isn’t hard to manage when you follow the easy steps in our training manual and instructional DVD. Learning experiences guide you through the process of knowing what goes in, the ratios, and what you can expect out of the compost in mere months!
Students are encouraged to investigate what the compost contains and why. What is the Carbon Cycle? What is the Nitrogen Cycle? Think these questions are too hard for pre-schoolers? Think again! Backyard in a Box walks educators and children alike through the basics of life forms on earth and, in a fun and easy way!
Discover the important balance between social, economic and environmental imperatives for sustaining all life on earth
Package includes the Program Box & Equipment