Recycling Challenge & Paragraph Writing Activity – Earth Day Fun

If you want something memorable, fun and still within your curriculum for Earth Day, you have to try my Re-Create Challenge.  This is a recycling craft with a creative take on paragraph writing.  Take a look at the package below.

First of all: take look at just some of the things my daughter and I were able to create from recycled materials:

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.

The possibilities are so vast, and your students’ creativity will surprise you!  Here’s a peak into the package:

Teacher Instructions

I’ve provided you with teacher instructions so that you and your students have the best possible experience!

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.

Design

Kids first plan out their craft, using the planner below.  Then at the end of the package they are asked to imagine what their design would look like 100 years from now, after some updates :).  The best part: you get an art rubric to provide students with some feedback regarding their product design.

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.

Paragraph Writing

Here is where your curriculum ties in!  Students are asked to write a series of paragraphs about their design.  This includes instructional, descriptive, persuasive & narrative paragraphs.

First they plan:

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.

Then they write, using a checklist:

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.

Lastly, you get to provide feedback/assess student work using rubrics:

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.

Poster

Also included is this adorable poster for you to hang somewhere in your class while students work on their creations!

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.

This is such a fun way to get kids exciting about recycling AND paragraph writing!

 

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