So my kids loved the Earth Day activities so much that we will be continuing them tomorrow. Finding the Recycle Rex video was the best part. The kids loved it so much they want to watch it again tomorrow. It's only 12 minutes, so that's an easy request to fulfill. There was a swear word in the original video description, but the person fixed it when I nicely explained I was a teacher who wanted to use it for the classroom. Niceness gets you everywhere!
Here is a pick of my kids sorting Earth Day words from my Earth Day Activities Set. They had great team work! I was shocked to see how well they were able to also sort ideas into "reduce," "reuse," and "recycle." In fact, the only ones that were "wrong" were actually just thinking about the concept from a different perspective such as "use Popsicle sticks for a picture frame." I can see how this is "reuse" like they said, and recycle like I was thinking because it becomes something new.
One kid told me he "learned so much from this book!" So I thought I'd share it with you. If he says he's learning, then I'm not about to argue! Whoo Hoo! Honestly, this might be one of my favorite Earth Day books!
We'll be doing the rest of my plans tomorrow!
Also, I'm starting a SPED collaborative blog this summer. This is a very new idea and we're still working on getting contributors together. If you are a special educator and interested in being one of the authors, please let me know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org