Earth Day Unit-{Day #1: The Three Rs}

I don't know about all of you, but it was extremely hard to get motivated to come to work today after this weekend. We spent Saturday with my in-laws and enjoyed the beautiful weather, and yesterday, since it rained ALL. DAY. LONG. Alex and I binge watched Prison Break while we worked on our wedding invites. It was the perfect way to end an even more perfect weekend, but I still wasn't ready for it to end.

I was excited, however, that we got to dive into our Earth Day unit today.

Since we are in kindergarten, we started with learning what our Earth was. Thanks to Brain Pop Jr., we were able to watch a short video on our Earth that ended in ways to take care of the Earth, which was a perfect seg way into discussing the three Rs.

To begin our discussion on the three Rs, we watched another Brain Pop Jr. video all about reducing, reusing, and recycling. (Psst... It is a free video, so no subscription is needed to watch the video. Click here to check it out for yourself!) If you haven't heard of Brain Pop Jr., do yourself a favor and check it out. I use Brain Pop Jr. as a resource so many types throughout the year, and the class LOVES the videos. Click the picture below to check out the website.

We talked about how not everyone takes good care of the Earth and does the three Rs, and reviewed the ways we could make the world a better place from what we learned through our discussion and the video.

We then wrote what we could do to make the Earth better on bandaids and bandaged up our sick and sad Earth. {On a side note, I found this idea on Pinterest, of course, but it did lend any information on who to give proper credit to for this idea. So, whoever you are who came up with this, THANK YOU!} If you'd like to do this with your class, you can grab my bandaids here.

We ended day one of our Earth Day unit by making Earth collages and adding pictures of ourselves to add to our bulletin board in the hallway. So stinkin' cute! (Once again, a Pinterest find!)

I love the way our bulletin board looks with it all put together. 

Tomorrow we will read our story of the week Michael Recycle and complete a fun and adorable Earth glyph made by one of my teaching partners. 

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