As a pre-assessment, I voice recorded my kindergarten students' responses to the following questions:

- What does it mean to recycle?
- What happens to something you put in the recycle bin?
- Do you recycle at home?
- What sorts of things do you put in the recycling bin?
- What does it mean to 'go green'?

Students' responses ranged from minimal understanding, to a developing sense of recycling and its importance to our global community.  From these responses, I was able to develop my Three R's unit.

To listen to these audio interviews, as well as a more in-depth reflection, please visit my UW Madison E-Portfolio.  If you are not already granted access to my portfolio, please let me know.

Photo Credit:, 2010