Earth Day Explorations

This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day which began in 1970. People around the world are encouraged to connect with our natural world. This year we are looking for ways to discover the world from our home, in your own backyard, or on a walk! 

#EarthDayAtHome – Wednesday, April 22nd

Here are some interesting sites to enjoy with information and activities! 

Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

National Geographic@Home – go on a neighborhood safari!

Lego – Let’s Build Together Challenge – there will be a special Earth Day building challenge. 

Earth Day 2020 – Official Site for Earth Day with 22 Challenges to Take Action Now! 

Earth Challenge 2020 App – Become a Digital Citizen Scientist using your phone from your own backyard. “Without leaving home, millions of users can record the quality of the air outside their window”.

#EarthDayAtHome with NASA – many online activities! Tune into the NASA Live channel this Wednesday for an Earth Day special

Prepositional Poetry

Last week my students wrote poetry using an image as inspiration. We combined creative writing with our knowledge of parts of speech by beginning the sentences of the poems with prepositional phrases. This brings the reader into the scene and gives the writing immediacy.

Check them out! (Enlarge the screen so you can enjoy them even more)