Sunday, April 26, 2015

Peek at my Week- How will YOU save the Earth?

Happy Sunday friends!  I'm linking up with Deedee from Mrs. Will's Kindergarten for a Peek at my Week!
 Last Sunday slipped away from me and I wasn't able to share the plans for a great week.  We did our annual Earth Day Rotations!!  That's where we rotate from kinder room to kinder room (there are 7 of us this year) and each teacher has a different activity planned all about the Earth.  It's wonderful fun and breaks up the monotony of the regular schedule.  

This week we will continue talking about the Earth and really focus on what the students can ACTUALLY do at their young age to help protect our one and only planet.  We just happen to be watching WallE (LOVE!!) over the last 3 weeks.  Yes, I know it's taking forever but we really don't have time to be watching a movie...  

BUT it has fit in quite well with our Earth Day study.  I reminded the kiddos about how they polluted the Earth so much in the movie that they had to get on a big spaceship and leave.  Then I laid down the facts for them- we don't have a giant spaceship so if we don't protect the Earth we will all die.  Sad, I know, but true. ;-) 

We read a wonderful book:
This book gives great simple ways to go green!  I LOVE IT!! And the kids did too.  It sparked conversation about what they do and do not do at home.  Very cool.

Well, this week we will read In the Small Small Pond and talk about what will happen to that pond and all the animals if we don't take care of the Earth.  We will do a little water pollution experiment (will post on this later) to really drive the point home.

In math we are starting our graphing and tallying unit.  I LOVE this!! We end the 2 weeks with doing a full data collection project! (more on this later too)

Here are the plans:

On a personal note, I am asking for prayers for a family member of mine who was just diagnosed with myelodysplasia.  It's a problem with making healthy blood.  Without going into many details, if you could just say a little prayer for my family during this time that would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you all and happy teaching!

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