Saturday, April 18, 2015

Earth Day planning guide from Educents

Earth Day is April 22nd, how will you celebrate this year?

I haven't fully decided yet, but we have a busy week at school!

Tuesday is report card day in our board, as it marks the end of our third quarter. Our kiddos will be released at noon for the day so their families can make a trek in to pick up their reports and chat with us about their progress and how together we can help the kids succeed.

In the morning from 10-12 we'll be having our annual community clean up. Last year my kiddos filled SOOO many bags with junk from the school yard, and we finished it off with a free lunch at the high school. This year the free lunch will be at the community hall, so most of our cleaning I guess will be on our way there.

Power Gloves!

Last year we MIGHT have found a few bike pieces.......

So, that only leaves me from 9-10 to do anything FOR Earth day, ON Earth day, and 9-9:45 is guided reading sooo....

Yup, I have some deciding to do!

I'll probably choose one of these awesome ideas from Educents to use as my Bell work that morning. Check them out!

10 Earth Day Freebies for Kids

  1. Earth Day Sort - Help kids learn the difference between reducing, reusing, and recycling!
  2. Happy Earth Day Writing Activity - Kids of all ages can reflect on ways their family, school, and themselves can help keep the Earth healthy. Also encourages handwriting practice!
  3. Earth Day Coloring Pages - Creative kiddos can color the Earth with their colors of choice, or follow the color-by-code page to add critical thinking to art hour.
  4. Earth Day Poof! Subtraction to 5 - This Earth Day themed game builds fluency with subtraction facts to 5. It can be played in a small group or as a partner game. It is a fun way to practice those facts!
  5. Earth Day Word Search Freebie - Enjoy this Earth Day themed word search puzzle with 21 eco-friendly terms like atmosphere, compost, and recycle.
  6. Earth Day Bookmarks - The perfect Earth Day treat for your students. Available in full-color and black-and-white.
  7. Earth Day Survey and Graph - A fun and different way to practice graphing in your classroom while encouraging collaboration between students.
  8. Spring Coloring Book - Let your little ones COLOR & SPELL Spring words.
  9. Love the Earth Mystery Picture Graph - Students will love discovering the mystery picture by coloring in the correct squares on the alphanumeric grid using the coordinates given. This is a great addition to an Earth Day or recycling unit!
  10. April 2015 Journal - A month of free journaling for learners age 8 to 100! Read about important historic, artistic, and current events that happened during the month of April - including J. Robert Oppenheimer's birthday and Earth Day on April 22nd. Then develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
Want to turn your Earth Day celebration into an educational experience? Discover new ways to learn about the amazing planet we live on (without breaking the bank!) --> Earth Day learning resources.

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