To help celebrate Earth day we’ve been learning about recycling and how humans impact the environment this past week.  We read the story about the Lorax and how the Once-lers actions hurt the land and the animals around him.  We then also talked about the R’s of recycling, and sorted items based on whether they were trash or things to recycle.

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We also brainstormed ways that we could help take care of mother earth by making a list and then writing sentences.

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Today for Earth Day we took our list and made a poster as a class pledge to take better care of our earth.  Then we joined up with the 2nd/3rd grade class to do a Shaktoolik clean up!  Since it is still wintery and snowy out here in the arctic the clean up ended kind of short, but we still had fun!

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At the end of the day we made our own “mother earth” mascots that we will eventually hang up in the classroom once they are finished!

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