Earth Day Linky

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family.  We had a fun little egg hunt in our yard this year and then headed to the beach for some sun and waves.

As I was purusing  the bloggy world I stopped by Sunny Days in Second Grade to check out her Earth Day Linky.
  I love all of the activities going on in her school and I wanted to join the party. 

 Our school happens to be right across the street from one of the most famous surf spots in the world, Banzai Pipeline.  We have an ocean view from our class.  Many of our students, parents and staff members are also surfers or avid water enthusiasts.  With such an amazing resource surrounding us it's only natural that we do our best to preserve it. 

From day 1 our students come in learning about the environment and how to care for it.  Our school was one of the first to participate in Aina In The Schools which is a program to promote the Earth and Environment in Education.  We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful community to come in and help out year round. 

We have a school garden that the students plant each year and harvest for fun cooking projects.  Each Fall and Spring we have a garden party where parents and other volunteers come in and help get the planting beds ready for the year. In 2nd and 6th grade we have health and nutrition lessons featuring locally grown products.  We also have a School Farmers Market run by the students with donations from the community and parents.

The money raised from the school market is used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables that are distributed as a healthy snack to the students twice a month.

Our recycling program is school wide and each class has their own recycling bins.  We also have community events where everyone is invited to share and learn about what you can do to preserve our wonderful environment. We had a screening of Bag It this year. I had never seen it before and it was such an eye opener as to how much plastic waste there is out there!!  We also had this screening of Truck Farm which was such an amazing turnout from so many members of the community.

In a previous linky party I shared that all students in 2nd grade receive these great water bottles from the Kokua Foundation to reduce plastic bottle waste.

The Aina In Schools program has been so wonderful and our school has really embraced being environmental stewards. Please stop by their website for info and great ideas that you might be able to implement in your school.

To end this post I will leave you with one of our most amazing community members.  He is an alumni of our school and and a co-founder of the Kokua Foundation which has helped to fund all of these projects.  He is a down to earth guy and a fellow surfer who loves this little island and wants to teach our future generations that Everyday Is Earthday!!


  1. Wow! Just love everything your school and kiddos are doing. And I love Jack Johnson, too! :D
    Dragonflies in First

  2. This is inspirational! You school is amazing for having all of these programs in place! And Jack Johnson totally made my morning!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  3. An ocean view from your classroom ????? !!!!!!!!!! That sounds DIVINE...very interesting post, thanks for sharing. P.S. I was happy with my new classroom that it overlooks the parking lot and not the noisy playground :)

  4. What an amazing view and great projects for your kiddos! I loved this post!!!! :)

  5. We're your newest followers! Jenna used to teach in Hawaii for a year, and is there for Spring Break now!

    Love all your "go green" ideas and activities!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  6. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing such incredible ideas. Although, I will admit my mind wandered a bit after reading that you have an OCEAN VIEW from your CLASSROOM!!?? Excuse me a moment while I close my eyes and contemplate such wonderfulness....
    Are you guys hiring, by chance?? lol!!
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

    1. Thanks so much Denise!! I'm sure our school could find room for an amazing teacher like yourself;)

  7. I just showed your pictures to my husband and he is drooling!! He can't wait till we get to Hawaii and can surf. And an ocean view from your classroom?? Please tell me you'll have an opening for a special ed teacher in December!!!

    Extra Special Teaching


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