Unit 5: Get Funky in the Compost

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More than a load of rot!

Composting is the new orange! Well almost.

Everyone seems to be doing it and no wonder. Creating compost keeps food waste out of landfill. And how come that’s so good?

Well, food breaking down in landfill is a big contributor to the methane filling our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. So that’s a great reason to change how we deal with food waste everyday.

There’s a bit of an art to making great compost and dirtgirl and scrapboy are going to share what they know so you can get the perfect compost pile brewing at your centre.

And you can sing and dance along with Funky in the compostawesome!

Downloads

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Teachers Guide

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Creepy Crawly Party kit

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Current Calendar

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Evaluation Form

Links

Real world celebrations

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International Compost Week (5-11 May)
Learn About Compost Day (29 May)
National Organics celebration (3-12 October)
World Soil Day (5 December)

Videos

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Unit 5 Clip 1

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Unit 5 Creepy Crawly Conga music video

Unit 5 Clip 2

Unit 5 Clip 5

Unit 5 Clip 3

Unit 5 Funky in the compost music video

Songs

Funky in the Compost

Creepy Crawly Conga

Key activities for this unit

Play ‘rot or not’ … page 12
The compost toss … page 35
Compost cookies … page 76
Compost sort … page 30
Make a rot pot … page 22

Start a compost system … page 49
Compost Monster … page 58

Cross reference the standards on our mapping page

Unit 5 - Get Funky in the CompostPage (Teachers Kit)Standard 1
Element 1.1.1
Standard 1
Element 1.1.2
Standard 1
Element 1.1.6
Standard 1
Element 1.2.1
Standard 2
Element 2.1.1
Standard 2
Element 2.2.2
Standard 3
Element 3.2.1
Standard 3
Element 3.3.1
Standard 3
Element 3.3.2
Standard 5
Element 5.2.1
Teachers Kit
Greenthumbs activity Kit
Top Activities
Play rot or not12
The compost Toss35
Compost Cookies76
Compost sort30
Make a rot pot22
Songs
Funky in the Compost ( Karaoke Instrumental)
Creep Crawly Conga64
Creep Crawly Conga (Karaoke Instrumental)
Videos
1. Smelly Lunch?9
2. Rot or not game11
3. What goes in the compost?27
4. Compost Lasgane Recipe46
5. Congratulations82
Animated Music Video from dirtgirlworld
Funky in the Compost
Creep Crawly Conga
My Greenthumb Mission Chart
Compostables28
Compost fun50
For your Centre
Start a compost system49
Compost Monster58
Share with wider community

Cross reference the outcomes on our mapping page

Unit 5 - Get Funky in the CompostPage (Teachers Kit)Outcome 1 a
CHILD
Outcome 1 b
EDUCATOR
Outcome 1 c
CHILD
Outcome 1 d
CHILD
Outcome 1 d
EDUCATOR
Outcome 2 dOutcome 2 dOutcome 3 a
EDUCATOR
Outcome 4 a
CHILD
Outcome 4 b
CHILD
Outcome 4 b
EDUCATOR
Outcome 4 d
CHILD
Outcome 4 d
EDUCATOR
Outcome 5 c
CHILD
Outcome 5 d
CHILD
Outcome 5 d
EDUCATOR
Outcome 5 e
CHILD
Outcome 5 e
EDUCATOR
Teachers Kit
Greenthumbs activity Kit
Top Activities
Songs
Funky in the Compost ( Karaoke Instrumental)
Creep Crawly Conga (Karaoke Instrumental)
Videos
Animated Music Video from dirtgirlworld
Funky in the Compost
Creep Crawly Conga
Scrapbook
My Greenthumb Mission Chart
For your Centre
Share with wider community
Club dirtgirlworld
Relevant dates
Pinterest links
1. Smelly Lunch?9
2. Rot or not game11
Play rot or not12
Make a rot pot22
3. What goes in the compost?27
Compostables28
Compost sort30
The compost Toss35
4. Compost Lasgane Recipe46
Start a compost system49
Compost fun50
Compost Monster58
Creep Crawly Conga64
Compost Cookies76
5. Congratulations82
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