Homeschooling On Earth Day

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Genesis 2:15  “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

That’s the verse we will be concentrating on for our devotion/discussion and lead in for our , science lessons.

Several great and unusual Earth Day math lessons    http://www.yummymath.com/

Huge List of Earth Day related vocabulary words and several word puzzles  https://myvocabulary.com/word-game-puzzles/earth-day-vocabulary/

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

 Cree Indian Proverb quotes

We cannot wait until then to make a difference, so we will:

REDUCE:  Since there is always room for improvement for energy conservation at our house, we’ll be brainstorming ways to cut back on our usages.  (I sure hope someone will feel motivated to fix the toilet that flushes on it’s own what seems like hundreds time a day for the past week.)  Here’s some tips and resource for energy conservation for kids  http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-energy-conservation-for-kids/#.Vxo8_0dezIU

REUSE:  We keep a large box of paper towel rollers, scrap paper, small boxes, plastic containers, rags, and various jars and bottles to use when we want to work on crafts, building model projects, or to make games.  However, the box is just a big mess presently.  Earth Day is a great excuse to dump and reorganize that box.  And, make some plans to use those items.  Fran (our family’s favorite “substitute teacher”) is our first go-to source for using recyclables!   http://www.franw.com/2017/04/earth-day-activities.html

RECYCLE: Our town has a recycling center.  We’ve visited several times to drop off “trash”.  And, we toured and worked there a few years ago with our local homeschool group.  I think I’ll check into scheduling another group visit.  If you’re not able to visit a recycling center, you can watch a video or two.

Reading Rainbow – How Trash is Recycled  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1l8HXa3HLk

What might it look like is we didn’t reduce, reuse, and recycle  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWsl5wn6x0Q

Have a happy Earth Day,

betty jo

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