Yesterday Mr. Salsich’s class went through the whole day without using any paper! We joined the Teach Paperless Earth Day project along with our friends from Mrs. Yollis’ class, 2KM and 2KJ from Australia, and 1,500 other classrooms that all taught without paper for Earth Day.
(We did our paperless day on April 21 because Mr. Salsich had a meeting on Earth Day, but really every day is Earth Day.)
We started our day with another visit from Mr. Dewire to learn more about rocks and minerals. One interesting thing he told us was that in the old days students didn’t have any paper, so they wrote everything on mini-blackboards made out of slate.
We didn’t have enough slate and chalk so we used a newer, lighter version instead – our white boards.
Of course, our marvelous new Smartboard made it easier to do our learning without paper.
Since we have been learning how to reduce all of our waste, many students had reusable containers for snack and lunch.
During reading, we read nonfiction texts about conserving paper and plastic. Partners read together and wrote down notes on white boards.
Then we ended the day practicing the 3 R’s song by Jack Johnson for our Skype call with Mrs. Yollis’ class on Friday.
Paperless day was a lot of fun and we learned a lot about how to take care of our environment. (In fact, it was so fun that a few of us might have gone a little loopy!)