Earth Day

Here are some of my favorite picture books to use for Earth Day!

When I've taught informational texts about Earth Day, I always find that students are fascinated with the recycling process. I've also found that they LOVE the concept of reusing!  Composting is another COOL topic!  I've never been brave enough to attempt that at school :)

I have found that the Common Core Standards work so well with Earth Day, especially reading informational text and integrating knowledge...
The Chocolate Muffin Tree has great ideas on how to turn every day household products into art!

I'm proud to say that every room in our school has recycling bins for paper and plastic.  Then after lunch, we have student volunteers that rinse the plastic milk containers for recycling.  I have a feeling that if we had a compost pile, the students would be more than eager to become composters (I'm not sure that is a real word) :)


  1. First let me say that I was drawn here by the title of your blog. I bet you and I have a lot in common. ;) Next, I wanted to say that I love you book selections for Earth Day. :)Michael Recycle is one of my favorites. I'm your newest follower. I'll be back often to learn from you. Thanks for sharing!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Thank you so much! I love Earth Day and love when students get excited about making changes to help the environment.


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