Earth Day- What I'm Teaching This Week

April is just cruising by! We finished our last round of NWEA testing this week. I have so many exciting activities planned for these last 7 weeks of school...... 7 weeks!! WOAH

This wee is all about Earth Day. Over the years, I have my staple lessons that I always cover but, every year I always want/need to look for newer fresher ideas.  WAAAAAAYYYYY back in the day when I started teaching there was nowhere near the amount of books and resources that we have access to today! 
Here are the books we will be using this week to discover what Earth Day is and how we can help.

 This book is what we will read first. After our reading, we create an anchor chart that talks about what we can do to help the Earth.


I also turn this activity into a writing assignment for my students. Students will use one of these organizers to assist with their writing.

One other topic we read and talk a lot about is Recycling. Here are some books that I have found that we will read.

We use these interactive notebook tabs to define what each word means and ways we can do these things too. I print them off on colored paper so they are noticeable in our notebooks.
Another activity we work on during the week is a fact opinion sort. I have these cards (bigger) and as a class we sort them. As a follow-up activity, some students will get these to sort on their own.

I saw this anchor chart on Pinterest last year and made it. I plan on doing it again this year too!

We will also be making this craft too using coffee filters and the rainbow below.

Our literacy centers will all be about Earth Day this week. Here is a picture of my sentence scramble set. Some students will work on this independently while others may do this as a center with a group of students.

Write the room is another FAVORITE activity that my kids work on. I have picture cards like this all around the room with a response sheet.

This flip book is another activity that will be a center that I will be using throughout the week.
Here is a peek at what the activities look like:

If you are following my TPT store I sent out this pack of literacy centers as follower freebie yesterday. Here is what was included

If you don't follow me on TPT you can click HERE~ and just click the green star. That way next time I send out another freebie you won't miss it. You can still access these centers for the next week just by clicking on the cover above or by  clicking here.  To take a closer look at any other of the Earth Day activities just click on the covers below

This weekend I am running a special deal that you will only hear about here! If you purchase any 2 of these Earth Day activities I will email 1 more of them to you for FREE! Just email me at with your TPT user name and which resource you would like!

Hope you have a fun and adventurous week!

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