Before reading discuss: Where does trash go after we put it in the can?
Watch Mrs. Echols' virtual storytime. I recorded readings of both Follow that Garbage! and Earth Day, Everyday!. There are some words that may be unfamiliar in Follow that Garbage, so I'm including an image of the glossary.
Discussion for Follow that Garbage!:
What surprised you about where trash goes?
Would it be healthier for the world if we had more or less trash? Why?
What are ways we can create less trash?
Discussion for Earth Day, Everyday!
What are some ways earthlings harm the earth?
What are ways we can help the earth?
How could we plan a no electricity evening? What games could you play?
Often in our classrooms, we have the job "lighthelper" or "electrician" who turns the lights of when we leave the room. Who has the job in your family?
Britannica (usernam: stfrancis // password Ktwelve): research endangered animals and conservation.
Recycled art challenge! What can we create that only reuses something that we already have? I absolutely loved this Bubble Wrap Flower tutorial. Make your own by following my slideshow below or by clicking on the link above. All you need is bubble wrap (I used an Amazon mailer after its 24 hour quarantine period), cardboard (or other stiff paper), scissors, paint/markers, scissors, glue and paper. I cut pages out of an old book to use rather than new paper. :) TIP: Don't give up when your first stamps are kind of wonky. The more you stamp the better ink/paint coverage you get on the bubble wrap.