Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Happy Earth Day!!!
Every year (since I've been teaching) on Earth Day I dump out the recycling bin all over the classroom while the kids are in PE or Library. Then they come back and freak out. "What happened to our room?!" "Who did this?!" It's fun! Then I tell them that's what the world would look like if we didn't recycle. Then they gleefully pick it all up and put it back in the recycle bin. And THEN we go outside and pick up garbage off of the playground. Inevitably there is a fight over someone getting to a prime piece of garbage before someone else. We wash our hands and go home.
As a side note, I paid off my first student loan today. For the degree that was not in education. It only took 11 years. Still wish I could have spent it on shoes.