We have had so much fun this month learning about ways to protect our Earth & spread kindness in the process. Being a teacher and having three kids in various sports you tend to accumulate t-shirts. I had a huge stack of t-shirts that I no longer needed but couldn’t bare to get rid of. I headed to Pinterest searching for a solution. That’s when I came across the perfect idea. No Sew T-Shirt Bags!!! I made one before hand and then left directions at our Makerspace center. The students loved the idea and had so much fun making them. They also used the scrap material to create bracelets. This has been one of the most popular Makerspace activities yet.
I didn’t have enough bags for every child to take one home so I tried to brainstorm a useful way we could use these bags while showing kindness. Our local ministry center hands out food quiet often during the summer months so we decided to fill the bags with food and donate them to the center.
I am pretty excited about our student led Book Swap! Students researched Earth Day projects at the research center. They were encouraged to take a project they were passionate about and implement it at our school. Students had to write a proposal to sell me on their project. There were a lot of great ideas and I was very proud of how much they learned in the process. The project I choose was the Book Swap. Our school has never done this before and it is the perfect example for “reusing” items. I will share about our experience after our Book Swap on May 16th. In the meantime you can download a book swap guide for free to get one started at your school.
We still have several fun end of the year activities coming up and I can’t wait to share them with you! I would also love to hear what is happening at your school! Please feel free to share your ideas!