November, 2012: My co-teaching partners and I embarked on a journey, in a pilot program to teach with "secondary centers." All of a sudden we needed to be mobile with our folders, task cards, posters, index cards, markers, file crates, clip boards. Wall-ah! The cart was ready to rise to the occasion in the English department and house our centers and teaching materials.
Summer, 2013: Pinterest gave me inspiration, lots of hope, a dream. I saw lots of pins on how to refurbish old filing cabinets, old office chairs, stools, metal desks...so why not my cart?
September, 2013: With the expertise of my physical education teacher husband (who has a summer painting business) we made a list of all the things I needed from Home Depot to complete the process: spray paint, blue tape, 4 bags, steel wool, and clear contact paper (optional)
Grades 1-5. Once assembled your students will love that it will actually look like Earth! Lines up perfectly with numbered pages, dashed guidelines for cutting, and engaging pages with activities.
- Facts, history, and background about Earth Day
- Reuse, Recycle, and Reduce
- Coloring and sorting activity
- Puzzle & Writing Prompt pages
- Acrostic Poetry page
- Slogan and T-Shirt design page
- Display in your classroom on the wall...better yet, hang them in the hall in a showcase!
- Have the assessment due on April 22nd… which is Earth Day!
- Earth Day is a great school holiday because all students will enjoy the celebration (there is no religious significance).
- Earth Day is celebrated worldwide!