Earth Day
It's Earth Day! Gondola, boat or ladder? Read about how students from other countries get to school. Are the methods you learned about today friendly to our Earth?

Today’s Activities

Read it! Write it!

Read “How Do You Get to School?”

Think of other ways kids get to school, make a list. Write about which ones you think are friendly to our earth and why. Is there one you’d like to try? 


Earth Day Math! Solve these equations and create your picture!

Brain Teasers! Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.


Around the World!

These schools get creative and are also eco friendly check them out! Are any of the things they are doing to be friendly to our earth things you can do? Here are some more school designs that are pretty cool to see. 

Create it!

Wildflower Walk. Here is a lesson on wildflower scientific drawing by Kelli O’Brien from Sonora Elementary School.

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Speech & Language

Focus on giving information: If you could create your own incredible school what would it look like? Where would you build it? Describe to someone in your home your dream school, including any fun features features like a school that floats.

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