Earth Day Celebration

School: Woodlands Elementary

To celebrate Earth Day at Woodlands the entire school (K-8) began the afternoon by watching a film that highlighted the beauty of the earth and of Canada. After viewing the film, students returned to their homerooms where they read a story together explaining how every action, small or big, can make a difference and help the earth.

Next, the class cut out shapes of animals or leaves on recycled paper. On these sheets of paper the students wrote out a promise of something they will try to do from now on that will help the earth. The students placed their cut outs onto a tree in the hallway made of recycled materials.

The project took approximately one hour to complete and met ELA outcomes Outcome 1: Express Ideas; Consider Others' Ideas (1.1.1) and Outcome 1: Develop Understanding (1.2.1); Extend Understanding (1.2.4) among others.

The project utilized recycled construction paper, cardboard, and other types of scrap or recycled paper to make the school tree and the cut outs.

Links and Resources
http://holidays.kaboose.com/earthday-cando.html
http://www.earthday.ca/pub/