Saturday, April 26, 2014

Earth Day Projects

Earth Day 2014 - Remember to clean up some area of your community this week in honor of International Earth Day April 22nd. It is a holiday celebrated all across the world in every country! And FRIDAY the 25th was Arbor Day. 
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD....

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom, for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
I see skies of blue, and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces, of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, sayin', "How do you do?"
They're really sayin', "I love you"
I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world.
You could plant a tree or some flowers, clean up a park or beach with your family, or recycle clothes and old toys. 
This week we celebrated and learned all about EARTH DAY! 

 We wrote about Earth Day after reading a bunch of books on recycling, reusing things, and reducing garbage and pollution.

A fun contest is finding all the words you can make from EARTH DAY. A printable link from ABC teach is HERE.
I got the beads from Oriental Trading over the summer...I added green and blue beads for making  these
cute bracelets out of chenille stems cut to their wrist size and twisted when they were done.  SUPER EASY!
They also have Earth Day inflatable GLOBES
you can get for about $1.00 each. The link is HERE at Oriental Trading!


My favorite Earth Day Book to read to the kids to teach them about Recycling, Reusing and Reducing our water and energy usage and trash. 

 We did some beautiful watercolors of the earth and some rainbows too. Happy Earth Day!

What is Earth Day all about? All around the world people who care about pollution, ecology and going green help educate others about how we can improve our habits in regard to trash, using cars and vehicles less, walking more, and conserving our Natural Resources like water, trees, oil, coal and electricity.  

Everybody did a great job making their own Earth Day promises. 

 We saw some windmills up in Lehi on our field trip to Thanksgiving Point. Windmills make natural power without any pollution.


Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
(Tune: "Three Blind Mice")
Reduce, recycle, reuse.
Reduce, recycle, reuse.
Now's the time to choose.
There must be no excuse.
 It's up to each one of us to do 
our part to make the Earth clean, it's true.
 So let's work together, yes, me and you!
Reduce, recycle, reuse! 


 We also learned about solar power from black, solar cells. Mrs. Moss has a cool robot that moves on solar cells. We learned that reusing things like rechargeable batteries are better than just buying new ones.
 Good job guys! I liked all of the summaries I read. The kids had definite ideas about how they can help protect the earth and conserve energy and water.
We wrote about ways we can help celebrate Earth Day! 

Here is what my class came up with; a brainstorm of ways to help on EARTH DAY and always! 

 Some of the books and Weekly Readers we read to find out how we can help clean up the earth and Go Greener! We can do the 3 Rs; Recycle, Reduce and Reuse.

Everybody made a badge to wear on Earth Day! 
 Do something nice this week to improve your community, your yard, recycle something or redo an area where you live to make it prettier, cleaner or healthier. Or else go plant a tree or some flowers!




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