This week was Earth Week at school! We had so much fun being kind to our planet! My class was involved in many activities that demonstrated responibilty and being mindful of how they treat the planet we all live on. To start off, I had my students create PowerPoint presentations about how to take care of the Earth. They presented these to the class a week later. It gave them the opportunity to be creative and come up with ways they can help the environment (ie. turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, turning the lights off when leaving a room, composting, etc.). Another activity we enjoyed was planting conifer tree plugs in a small forested area on our school property. The next day, we simulated the life cycle of salmon (like a giant tag game of predator and prey) all around our field and playground areas. Then, there was the “un-nature trail”. Students had to look for things (which I hid ahead of time) that they shouldn’t find while walking on a nature trail (ie. a glue stick, a stapler, a container of Play-doh). They loved this game! Finally, we ended the week with a community clean up. A true sense of pride and ownership comes from being involved in activities that help save our planet! I hope all of my students will continue to be passionate about caring for our Earth!