Earth Day 2013

In celebration of Earth Day this past April 22nd, we made our third annual Paperless Earth Day books. You can see our past Earth Day books by clicking here (Earth Day 2011) and here (Earth Day 2012) . We used KidPix4 and TuxPaint to illustrate our ideas. Take a peek at some ways we take care of the Earth.



These books are also embedded on our eBook page. You can click on this link or find eBooks in the menu bar above.


Our classes also enjoyed playing Michael, Michael Go Recycle!


…and reading an Earth Day book on Starfall.


What did you think of our Paperless Books?

Can you share other ways that we can take care of the Earth?

How did your class celebrate Earth Day?


Endangered Species

This is a student post written by Savannah, Adrianna, and Nicole.

Endangered animals need to be taken care of as do their habitats. They need their habitats to survive. If they don’t have their home or food, they will not survive. Some people hunt endangered animals like the cheetah. People cut down trees for paper or building materials.



Rainbow Finch

rainbow finch

Image by Nick Hobgood Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Here are some ways you can help. Try using things that are not made of wood. Try using whiteboards or computers instead of paper. You can use an iPod, DSi, or eReader to read books too. If you have to use paper, then recycle it when you’re done. You can also use both sides of the paper before recycling. This is called reusing. To reduce your garbage, cut down on how much you use each day. We should start replanting the trees that are getting cut down, too.





Image by barnetcouncil Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)


Here are some of the illustrations the first grade students made on Earth Day to remind us how to take care of the Earth.

SlideShare of Earth Day 1st grade pictures.


Can you tell us if you’ve ever done something to help endangered animals?


Please share some of your endangered animal research with us.


What facts do we need to know?