After Friday's "Southern California Typhoon" (as we're calling it) hit our school, sweeping all control from our precious classroom, we had no idea what we would be walking back into come Monday morning, but we knew it'd be busy and maybe a little messy...as usual...
We've been busy still digging our way out of Friday and into some fun Earth Week activities this week...Here's a peek at what we've done so far~
Have y'all heard about www.fieldtripfactory.com? We discovered it last year, when we found this free field trip for our kiddos. It's called "Speak Out. It's Your Earth." The visit takes us on an eco friendly tour through a local supermarket and encourages children to make a positive impact on the environment. So yesterday, in honor of Earth Week, we hit the streets with our 3rd grade Study Buddies...Come on...you can't drive a big bus or cars during Earth Week, can you? Walking is a great alternative! This is where the term " free" field trip makes us wonder...Is it really free? Don't all field trips come with some sort of cost?
Have you ever walked 2 miles with young friends?!? WE have...
The walk there. Piece.of.cake. One mile of pure hopping, skipping, jumping "Are we there yet?" bliss.
The walk back. Notsomuch. "Are we there yeeetttt?" "Where's Our Schoooool?" "Can you carry meeee?" Oh, and our personal favorite - "I'm dying". Oh the poor things! But they made it! And so did we...we think.
When we returned from our trip, we spent the afternoon fluctuating between utter exhaustion and making these owls for Earth Week.
Remember Woodsy, the Owl?
We thought we'd age ourselves a bit by going back in time... We used Good 'Ol Woodsy the Owl's motto to create these lil' "I Give a Hoot" craftivities. We brainstormed ways we don't pollute our Earth and the kids wrote about it.
We made a body and writing template, gave the kids a choice of Earthy green, orange or red paper to trace their hands and raided our cake making supplies to recycle some old baking cups for the eyes. They cut an orange beak and yellow feet to finish them off.
Here are the supplies we used:
We've put the free directions and templates in our TpT Store if you are interested. Please leave us some feedback in our store if you choose to download. Thanks so much!
Click HERE to fly on over to our TpT store and grab yourself a free copy of our "I Give a Hoot" craftivity.
Our "We Love the Earth" Unit is there too if you'd like to take a peek. Click HERE.
Off to see if our feet will hit the floor today or if we are continuing on the road to nowhere.
"Are we there yeeetttt?" "Can you carry usssss?" Ha, Ha...
Happy Earth Week!
Christy & Tammy