Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day.

Here are twenty ways to save the Earth...according to my first grade Flair class. They are keeping earth journals this spring with their families recording all the wonderful changes in the earth...from daffocils to the full. It has been a great family project and very earth friendly!! (Also see Sunday Passage..now attached to the web..thanks to Jeff!!)

I have also added a book category for your perusal on great earth day books for all ages!! Enjoy!

How to Save the World!
(according to Mrs. Friend’s first grade class!)

1. Recycle
2. Pick up trash
3. Clean your yard
4. Water your garden with recycled water
5. Don’t litter.
6. Don’t park your car or truck on the grass.
7. Help hurt animals
8. Clean up your community
9. Don’t cut down trees, use dead wood for firewood.
10. Plant trees.
11. Plant a garden
12. Save endangered animals and plants.
13. Don’t put batteries in the trash
14. Hang out your laundry, do not use the dryer.
15. Don’t drive if you don’t have to.
16. Carpool
17. Walk or ride your bike whenever you can.
18. Turn your heat down, wear sweaters.
19. Use cloth bags when shopping.
20. Use the library instead of buying books and READ.

The first grade has made this list for you to keep on your refrigerator or on your bulletin board. Thank you for helping to keep our world clean and beautiful.

Great books about the environment!
Be a Friend to Trees by Patricia Lauber
Almost Gone by Steve Jenkins
Changing Climate by Sally Morgan
Compost: Growing Gardens from your Garbage by Linda Glaser
The Day The Trash Came out To Play by David Beadle
The Earth and I by Frank Asch
Earth Day Birthday by Pattie Schnetzier
Earthsong by Sally Rogers
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Anna’s Table by Eve Bunting
The Polar Bears are Hungry by Carol Carrick

The Story of Rachel Carson by Amy Ehrlich
Swan Song: Poems of Extinction by J. Patrick Lewis
Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin Burns
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
John Muir by Sally Tolan
Henry David’s House by Thoreau

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Lepold
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver