Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day!

First things first.  I've been neglecting my blog.  I've read others, but have failed to take the time to post on mine.  We have certainly been busy in the classroom, but I've not been here mentally.  Hopefully in a week or two I will be able to explain. 

So, on to my posting.  Of course, Earth Day is approaching us and everyone is busy doing recycled crafts and projects.  To me and my students, its an every day thing, but that doesn't mean we don't celebrate!  We have taken our time this month focusing on issues surrounding Earth Day.  Issues that a preschooler can comprehend anyways.  We talked about litter and what it means to be a litterbug.  We went around our playground and school looking for trash, took some of the trash into the classroom and conducted a water pollution experiment with it.  Over the next several days, we watched how the water became darker and the trash seemed to just float around the jar.  Eww, gross, nasty, that is horrible are a few of the comments I overheard as each child would check on the jar.  

We also made a recycled gift tissue paper Earth. Using glue-water, we painted the tissue paper (cut into squares) onto wax paper.   After a day of drying, we hung them on the windows.  
These are just a few that I was able to snap...but tomorrow there will be a whole lot of Earthy Fun!! 


  1. I love the affect that tissue paper and waxed paper have together. Great "suncatchers."

  2. very cool experiment i did one similar in my countdown to earth day about ponds:

  3. glad you're back, baby doll!


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