Classroom Inspiration

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Happy World Environment Day!

Happy Thursday everyone, and happy World Environment Day! 

The little wonders and I had a blast today, talking about ways we can help keep our environment clean and healthy, and the importance of acting now. I found some super cute ideas on Pinterest (where else?) that we had a lot of fun doing together. 

The first was a great craftivity from Lyndsey Kuster's 'The World is in Your Hands' Packet. The little wonders thought of some things they could do to help our environment. They then chose one of those actions and made a promise to the environment. This craftivity is such a cute way to display their promises. 

 I got the idea for our art lesson from Mrs T's First Grade Class
They turned out so great! They look fantastic up in our classroom.

First we traced our hand and arm, coloured it in, and then cut it out.  
We then painted our Earth with blue and green acrylic paint, being very careful to stay in the lines. My little wonders are amazing little artists. They take such pride in their work and show amazing imagination when given free reign. 

Once our globes were dry we cut them out and pasted them onto a black background. We then glued on our hands and to hold the earth, and decorated the background with gold stars. 

I LOVE how they have turned out. 
My OCD tendencies are hating the fact that there wasn't enough room for me to put them in a uniform pattern. I'm sure many of you can relate. 

On a non-environment day note - At the end of the day I had the children fill in their personal report comment that we include in their report. They colour in one of the faces to show how they feel about the different curriculum areas, their organisational skills, and their behaviour. There is also a space at the end for them to write about what they like about school. I had a read through them after the children left today and my heart was warmed with what some of them wrote. 

I'm glad they like spending time with me as much as I do with them. 

I hope you all had a great day, I sure did :)


  1. I love both of those craft activities, especially the Earth is in your hands idea - they look great!
    Growing Little Learners

    1. Hi Pixie Anne :) We had so much fun doing them.
      Thanks for following!