|We painted coffee filters like earth for Earth Day 2013.|
|We read books on how to keep our environment CLEAN and how to reduce trash and pollution.|
|And we read about Michael Recycle, and the 3Rs (Reduce, reuse, recycle).|
|Then we wrote things we can do to help.|
|We can do lots to keep the earth clean.|
|We've been working on planting veggies and herbs and flowers in pots.|
|We also learned how to conserve water. We can turn off the faucet when we brush our teeth!|
|We can walk instead of drive in the car......|
|We can pick up litter at the park or school grounds....|
|We can recycle cans, bottles, and old clothes and toys.....|
|Or we can reuse things like paper bags and boxes or make them into something new!|
|Like these plant holders we decorated and made out of tin cans and scrap paper.|
|We planted vegetables of all kinds, and herbs and sunflowers too......|
|Everybody chose something different.....|
|And we'll be able to see the roots growing from our Root Viewer.....|
|We are watching potato roots growing like crazy too!|
|Then we played a sorting game to decide what type of recycling each item needs to go with; paper, plastic, glass or metal......|
Also, here is a Word Scramble on Plants I found at ABC Teach. The kids loved it!
|Then we made Earth Day bracelets. I got the "going green" beads from oriental trading. And HERE are some|
foam peel and stick shapes for Earth Day. You could make bookmarks on foam 2 x 4 pieces.
We had a great Earth Day 2013!