I plan my Science Units so that I teach natural resources in April for Earth Day. I introduce conservation of resources by reading Dear Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel . It is a letter from Mother Earth to all of her children stressing the importance of taking care of her.
After reading, the children brainstorm ideas of how they can do their part to help Mother Earth. I record their ideas on chart paper and display in the room. Each student writes a letter to Mother Earth telling how they will help. You can download a copy of the checklist I created here.
They also make a Mother Earth craft from DLTK to display on the bulletin board along with their letters.
I'm also linking up with Flying into First Grade for.....
1. I made a special place in my room to display anchor charts. I dressed up blue clothes pins with felt flowers and hung a decorative ribbon along the bulletin board to hang the charts.