•Interactive Poem: “Let’s Help” explores the idea that when students help the earth, we help a lot of people and things! (for use with “Let’s Help” graphic organizer.)
•Word Wall Words: 16 Earth Day word wall words (in color AND black & white)
•Trash or Treasure?: Students will classify items as “trash” or “treasure” in this subjective activity. Students will choose one trash item and one treasure item to create a guessing game foldable and write about to explain why they labeled it ‘trash’ or ‘treasure.’
•Recyclable Materials Sort and Scavenger Hunt: Students will sort items into the categories of glass, plastic, metal, or paper OR students can go on a scavenger hunt to find items that fit into each category.
•Let’s Help Graphic Organizer: Students will identify ways to help water, air, plants, and animals using a graphic organizer.
•Earth Day Problem & Solution Mini Book Students will identify problems that are hurting the Earth and corresponding solutions to fix those problems.
•Earth Day Take-Home Survey: Students will take a survey home to promote a “green” conversation with parents and family; results can be shared in class to spur further discussion.
•Where Does the Garbage Go? Reading Passage & Fill-In Flow Chart: Students will read a passage about where garbage goes once it is thrown away; after, students will illustrate or write to fill in an accompanying flow chart.
•ABC Order: Students will put Earth Day words in ABC order.
•Persuasive Letter: Students will write a letter to somebody explaining why he or she should use a reusable sack at the grocery store instead of paper and plastic bags.
•3 R’s of Earth Day: Students will cut and paste ‘reduce,’ ‘reuse,’ and ‘recycle’ into the blank spots on the chart and draw examples of each word in the boxes.
•Earth Day Cause & Effect Discussion Cards: These 6 cards pose various scenarios (If_____, then ______); students can answer with effects via discussion or in a written response.
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