Happy Earth Day, sweet friends! Have y’all been out planting trees today, or what?! Well…I haven’t, but I did enjoy an afternoon listening to beach-y music outside on the deck. What a perfect day to celebrate our beautiful Earth! Speaking of celebrations, we celebrated Earth Day as a class on Friday. First off, we talked all about the different ways we can work together…and by ourselves…to make a positive impact in our environment. After all, WE’VE got the WHOLE world in our hands! It takes a lot of people doing a lot of little things to make big changes in the world!
After we made a little “rough draft”, I got the kids to stamp their prints on a large earth shaped piece of poster board. I used my planning time to type out our anchor chart responses and then hung this up in the hallway…I’m totally out of space in my room!!!
Since we’ve been learning about cause & effect, I thought it was the perfect time to practice what we know with a little Earth Day cause & effect flip flap. It was a great, quick way to assess who was still struggling with this concept!
We read this book….
And then we followed up with this little craftivity. I used to make these with my kids when I taught Kindergarten and it was always one of my favorite activities!!!
Such a fun way to end the week!! Now we’re off to enjoy the rest of Earth Day as a little family of four! Have a GREAT week!!