I love this picture for many reasons, but mainly the fact that I bought her a donut for her birthday and that we just walked across the street to take a picture.
We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and I hope it remains a beautiful for many years to come.
Which brings me to the topic of our class this month.
We have been talking about and discussing our natural resources and why it is so important to protect them. It is part of our social studies and science curriculum, but is so important for our little island home.
We started out by discussing and learning about natural resources.
The kids knew a lot already, but many had no idea about cotton plants and how we use wool from sheep to make fabric and clothing. We watched some cool videos about both.
Living here in Hawaii, we don't see certain crops or have large scale farming. The kids thought it was pretty amazing that our clothes come from cotton and how the wool is used from the sheep.
This week we talked about pollution and started learning about the 3R's.
These are some fun videos that my class really learned a lot from.
After the kids watched these videos we reviewed and they added more to their interactive notebooks.
Next week I would love to get outside and do some activities.
We are lucky to have a school garden. Each year certain grade levels work in the garden and learn about local fruits and vegetables that we can grow here.
Such a great way for students to see how they can
help and use the environment in positive ways.
Yesterday right after school my daughter ran
into my room carrying this little critter.
It's a Jackson Chameleon and from the size of it I am guessing it was just born! He was so cute and literally looked and walked like a dinosaur. She wanted to bring it home, but it seemed so tiny and I was afraid we might do it more harm than good. So we walked down to the garden and found him a nice new home.
Right away his color changed and he seemed so much happier! We set him on a plant and immediately his tongue shot out and he caught an insect. My daughter and I were happy that we left him there. Hopefully when we head out to the garden next week we will find some other interesting critters and maybe even stumble across this cutie.
What fun activities do you have planned for Earth Day? Does your whole school plan activities or are you just doing something in class? I always love to hear what others plan on doing.
If you need a little extra you can check out my interactive notebook unit in my TpT shop.
Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!!