Now you know this is just too cute! What a creative, "green" craft to complete after reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" from Honey Bee Books! Although it may be too late to do this craft this holiday season, that gives you a whole year to save your old light bulbs for Christmas 2012 :).
And although the Arte de Fazer blog is in another language (Portuguese??), there are lots of adorable holiday light bulb ideas there, also.
I am definitely not an expert on the environment, nor do I always remember to bring reusable bags to the grocery store or turn the water off as I'm brushing my teeth or put my Sprite Zero bottle in the recycling bin. But doing my part to help the earth is important to me, as I believe it is for many people. Thankfully, I have an awesome green team at school that teaches me new tips all the time.
As teachers, we have so many opportunities to make a difference, and one of those I believe is educating our students on how to take care of the environment, whether at home, in nature, or even in our own classrooms.
I hope this blog will become a great resource for ideas on how to be green in the classroom through recycling and reusing what we already have to creatively instruct our students.
Right now, the content is slim! I've posted "link parties" under almost every category, so please browse around and add your own green ideas. There are so many amazing ideas out there, and I'd love for them all to end up here.
Thank you for your help! As I tell my kids, "Somos los héreos de la tierra." We're earth's heroes.
I purchased these cute, little recycling bins from buy green.com for a pretty penny! But they work grrrreat because they are stackable and the students can easily grab and carry them when it's recycling day.
The only issue is that it seems to be too small for all our paper. But I don't think that's the bin's problem, I think it's more my problem of using too much paper.
The sign below is what is posted above the center - "We are earth's heroes!" Or sadly, we can be her enemies :(. But if all teachers would use their influence on students concerning the environment and being responsible, we really could make a HUUUGE difference.
I just saw this in a fellow teacher's classroom and LOVED it. Using some sort of metal strips, bottle caps, and magnetic backing, she has a quick and cute way to sort students into different literacy centers.