Thursday, April 22, 2010

blog 64: reduce, reuse, and recycle

happy HAPPY earth day!! one of my most favorite holidays :) i think now more than ever we must be nice to our mother earth and thank her, otherwise these volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, airplane crashes (gravity?), forest fires, ETC, aren't going to come to an end anytime soon!

aaaanyways, let's celebrate all the wonderful things mother earth gives us! in my preschool class today we made a list of the things we are thankful the earth gives us. "food to eat, clean air, clean water, oceans to swim in, land to play on, mountains, animals to play with, and animals to eat."

they then proceeded to list different kinds of animals you could eat (it was a mistake to do this right before snack time...). we made this list and hung it up next to the (ahem, awesome) picture of the earth i painted, complete with glitter of course.

my lovely co-workers then told the children they could thank their "treehugging teacher, allie" for that special lesson on the planet. you're welcome kids, because the earth is awesome. :)

i'll leave you with these fun facts.
recycle and love mother earth :)
  • 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
  • 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
  • 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
  • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
love love from the other side of the earth :)

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