Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Earth Day!

This is my first time I celebrated Earth Day with my kiddos!   I know, I know... :(  - but we had a lot of fun!  This wasn't our first time discussing different ways to help save our planet so  I pulled out some stories we had read before that goes along with our Treasures Reading Series.  I used picture cards  from the story "Bottle Village" to start a discussion on reusing (Grandma Prisbrey built a whole village out of recycled material. We  also watched videos off of Ms. Settle's Vlog (I love her website!).  We read some more stories about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle and started brainstorming different ways to become more "green."  Afterwards, the students did a little informational writing about keeping the Earth clean and a craftivity "Earth Girl" and "Earth Boy."