Now, let's have fun practicing letter writing skills. Remember to relate this skill to real life as much as possible so your child sees the importance of writing letters. My kids write Santa a letter every year before Christmas. If we leave the letters in our mailbox with a return address, our local post office will write the children back.
Earth Day Ideas for the Classroom Earth Day is coming up on Tuesday, and we always devote our whole day to it in the classroom. Yes, we do believe that every day is Earth Day, and we're big on recyling and conserving energy in the classroom, but on April 22nd, we tend to go a bit bigger with our thoughts and actions.
Here are some ideas I've done in the classroom with my kiddos: Students complete a "green" report card for either their home, classroom, or school all three versions are included.
I gave each student a piece of paper with the outline of the Earth on it. They then used recycled magazines to fill in all the white space with the appropriate colours green for the land, blue for the water, and a darker black, grey, or black for the outside area.
So simple, and so effective. We put both of these ideas together on writing activities for earth day Earth Day bulletin board. We used regular old coffee filters, and coloured them with blue and green markers to resemble a globe. When we were done colouring, we gave them a quick water spray with water in a squirt bottle.
Then, you just sit back and watch the colours bleed together. Again, together they made a pretty impressive bulletin board display. Integrate Math into Earth Day - Take the current math concept you are studying in class, and turn it into a problem-solving activity with an Earth Day Twist.
For this problem, we were studying perimeter and area. Students completed their activity on half sheets of recycled chart paper, complete with diagrams.
I divided the class into teams. Each team had a garbage bag and a whiteboard. As each person came in with their garbage to tag the next team member, the team also had to keep track of every piece they collected with tally marks on a white board.
The team that collected the most garbage won, but really, the whole school won with a clean yard.
We then used the data we collected on our white boards to complete a graphing activity. We were amazed by the amount of garbage we were able to collect We're using a great site - www. What a great way to integrate technology, research skills, and media all into one.
Another site you can use to make a graphic collage is www. Some of their announcements were research based about Earth Day, and some were activity based for the events we would be taking on in the school I let the students choose their own topics for their announcements.
Because the students have an authentic audience, they took extra care with their writing, and their announcements turned out great! We discussed using hooks to start our writing, and satisfying conclusion to end our announcements. This will be the final piece to our bulletin board display - alongside our announcements and infographics.
I can't wait to pull it all together!!! I hope you enjoyed all these Earth Day ideas for your classroom!!! How do you recognize the day in your classroom?Teach children about keeping the Earth clean with these engaging Earth Day classroom activities, includes a free writing and art activity and book suggestions.
This list of Earth Day writing prompts focuses on pollution, conservation and other important holiday concepts.
and activities, it tends to add more pollution. Is it better to have more entertaining, advanced and convenient objects and activities or is it better to have a cleaner planet and why?
One way to treat the Earth better is to. 20 Earth Day activities for kids ~ lots of simple crafts for kids. Happy Earth Day!! As you know, we love using recycled materials on Housing A Forest.
Not only is crafting from your recycle bin frugal, but it is a great opportunity to teach your kids about our environment. April 22 is Earth Day, a time to teach your class about our environment and how to preserve our planet.
Use TeacherVision's lessons and printables to explore this important topic with your students. Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor.
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