Earth Day is just around the corner! April 22 to be exact! It is the perfect time to discuss what we can do to help save the earth and be better citizens in our communities. We talk about the importance of recycling, reducing our waste, and reusing things over and over. I always love celebrating Earth Day with my students by doing some Earth Day activities!
I love to integrate reading and writing any way possible with our science units! The way our curriculum fell, we did this unit at the beginning of the year in Kindergarten. Sentence building is so good for them–even at this time of the year, though!
We did a lot of sorting and discussing items that we can recycle right in our classroom! We talked about the attributes that make items recyclable and how even when we think things CAN’T be recycled, they can sometimes!
We always love making a mini-reader! The kids work to color them and assemble them and then we read them all together. The kids place them in their book boxes when they are done so that they can re-read them all the time during read-to-self time!
We also did a sort at the end with our pocketbook! It’s another great way to wrap up earth day activities!