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Earth Day Bundle: Earth Day Every Day
Practice Makes Perfect
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An Earth Day story about children helping to save the Earth in little ways, such as reducing, reusing, recycling, conserving, and replanting. For those of you who are just getting your feet wet with teaching poetry, here's a simple introductory lesson that integrates Earth Day, a language arts lesson on syllables, and two easy poetry forms to use, acrostic poems or haikus. It also includes a craftivity to display the finished poems.

This bundle contains everything you need to integrate Earth Day into your curriculum. In this download, you get the following two resources:
* An Earth Day Story: In My LIttle Way 
* Earth Day Poetry: A Language Arts Integrated Craftivity 

*Lesson plan for teaching syllables
*word cards to go with the lesson
*a follow-up worksheet
*an anchor chart for teaching haikus
*a sample haiku to analyze with the students
*two lined Earth pages, one for an acrostic poem and one for a haiku poem.
*Pieces to complete the display craftivity


*The 12-page book "In My Little Way

*5-page follow-up book for the students to read and illustrate independently, as well as a blank last page for them to write their own little way to save the Earth.

*word cards and definitions that have to do with Earth Day.
*Two Literacy centers
**Put the word cards in ABC order and a recording sheet
**Scrambled sentences - cards to scramble and the kids put in order to make sentences using the vocabulary the word cards. The words that go together are in the same color, but the punctuation is all black, so the children have the added practice of distinguishing between statements, questions, and exclamations.
**a recording sheet for the children to record the unscrambled sentences they made.

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Practice Makes Perfect is an Early Childhood/Elementary Education teacher from Southwestern Pennsylvania. After graduating college, she moved to South Florida, where she taught kindergarten in the Palm Beach County School District for 8 years. After having children, she decided (with her husband) that Florida was too far away from the rest of the family, and she moved back to her hometown, where she took a few years off to spend time with her son. She has been teaching in the parochial school system for 18 years now, first at kindergarten, and currently in a first grade classroom. Lesley has also taught 2nd and 3rd grade Spanish and 4th grade social studies.

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