Monday, April 17, 2017

Free Earth Day Teacher Tools

I can't help myself! I love freebies and I love to share. I want to start with my giveaway. I have joined with other teachers to giveaway a $25 TeachersPayTeachers giftcard. 

I decided that it was time for me to do some research into the History of Earth Day and create a Free Product. Here is what I came up with.
 My goal was to get my students to reflect on what they do now that is good for the Earth, and for them to consider what else they can do as students. I found that Scholastic had a really good source that explained what other students have been doing.

If you would like to know about other resources I use for Earth Day, check out my website under the "Spring Section" of the "Holidays and Special Days" Tab.
Additionally, I am always on the lookout for some really good freebies. Here is what I have found in the last few days:
Many of you may have guessed that I love clip art. To tell the truth, I purchase a lot of it, and so when I come across cute clip art for free, I am very quick to download it. P 4 Clips Trioriginals by Patti Fortune is rather new to me, and I am so pleased to have discovered her work. Remember click on the picture to get the clip art and her name to go to her store on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Artifex is offering these adorable clips of students planting trees.

Do you like poetry? How about Haiku? 
This product has been out awhile, but it is new to me. So is the author, Teaching East of the Middle.

Here is a Doodle Poster by Tied 2 Teaching.
If you would like to use this as a collaborative project, Tied 2 Teaching has that project for sale in her store.
Stephanie, from Primary Theme Park has this adorable freebie.

Art with Jenny K has tied in the Parts of Speech with Earth Day Pop Art Here is Jenny's freebie.

Products for Purchase

I absolutely love Jenny K's work so I purchased her Earth Day Agamographs.
These are very easy to do because Jenny K provides video instructions for your students.

I have made an interactive tabbed booklet for my students to record what they learn about Earth Day. There are four sections:
  1. The History of Earth Day: Here I use my free product that my students read as well as two videos. Students will fill in a timeline and write a summary explaining the history of Earth Day.
  2. Reflection: Students will reflect on what they already do to help the environment at home, in their neighborhoods, in the classroom and on the playground. This section came about because so many kids throw paper on the ground outside without even thinking about it. I want them to become aware of what they are doing (I also raise trout in the classroom to help students learn about their environment. Click HERE to find out more about the trout unit).
  3. Goals: Students are expected to create a new goal to take care of Earth at home, in their neighborhood, in the classroom and on the playground.
  4. Research: Students will choose an Earth Day topic to research, take notes, and then show what they learned in either a powerpoint, speech, poster, model or foldable booklet. (Foldables are included)
To find out more about this Earth Day Project, click HERE.


For an amazing Earth Day STEM Project check out this video clip that explains how to create a solar oven to roast Smores (Yum!)

You can also do a STEM project on Ocean Trash. Check out this video clip

I found both of these amazing videos at Beyond Traditional Math. The author of this website has done both of these STEM projects and has provided pictures of students working on the projects, so you will definitely want to check them out. I hope to do both projects this year.

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