Thursday, April 11, 2013

Earth Day and Kids

Team 2 is gearing up for the Earth Day 2013 celebration on April 22.
Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Following the example of the Lorax, students in Room 102 were asked to speak up with their ideas to protect the environment.  A bulletin board was created in our hallway that raises awareness for Earth Day.
Earth Day and kids are a natural combination - - with their sense of wonder about the environment, as well as their creativity, Earth Day is the perfect writing topic. I am so proud of these papers. Students continue to meet and exceed my expectations. I am anxious to share, but until the papers are sent home parents are always welcome to stop by and read our wall

Just like the Lorax I speak for the trees.
I speak for the whales, the snails, and puppy dog tails.
I speak for the fleas, the bees, and all things that sneeze.
And, yes, like the Lorax, I speak for the trees.
For the maple, oak, and little apple tree,
Preserve all these things, it will help you and me!


Earth is like a fragile vase.
We have to live with care.
Because if we don't, we will face
The consequential nightmare. 
Earth Day is officially on April twenty-two
But we should recycle resources
The whole year through. 
Why litter, burn, or destroy?
Our Earth is not a playful toy.
Cars and buildings emit clouds of smoke.
An unhealty environment makes us choke.
That affects public health, no joke. 
The chant is loud and clear.
Save our good green Earth, so dear.
From east to west
Our Earth must be kept the very best.

I am a big ball.
I am not very small.
I speak for the trees and the tiny fleas.
I speak for all things.
I am like the Lorax.
But I am not orange.
I am blue and green.
I'm a floating machine.
You may know me.
You may not.
But there is much more than thought.
So come and clean me once in awhile.
Trust me when I say, "It'll bring a smile."

Earth Day is right around the corner, and students are heeding the words of Dr. Seuss' favorite eco-activist -  the Lorax.  This little orange creature has found new friends in Room 102.  They have much in common.

A great big thanks to Chanty at The Teaching Bug for sharing her Lorax craftivity.

1 comment:

  1. Adorable!
    I also used this craftivity!