Recycle, Reuse, Repaper


Our grade two class brainstormed ways we could do our part to help the earth. What does a school use a lot of? Paper, of course! Our class would “Recycle, Reuse and Repaper” by turning old paper into new paper.


The Grade two’s collected and saved the recycled paper from our classroom and collected paper scraps from other areas of the school, including our library learning commons. We came up with a list of materials we needed in order to turn our old paper into new paper. This included bins, mould and deckle, rollers, sponges, towels, and a paper shredder. The students took turns putting the recycled paper into the shredder, turning it into tiny bits. Once all of our paper was shredded the students went to work on making their own paper, including confetti paper and glitter paper.

Reflection & Celebration

The Grade two’s were so engaged through the entire process from start to finish. Our class has made dozens of pieces of fun paper and can’t wait to continue their paper making journey by showing other classes at our school how to turn once persons trash into another person’s treasure. What will we do with our student made paper? The possibilities are endless!


Check out this video of our project!

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