Linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Text Linky is a Sunday staple. This week's topic is science...
Teaching the kids about how to conserve is one of my favorite science concepts to teach! It's so important for young kids to believe that THEY can take action to help the world and start to build habits of environmental stewardship.
I am sharing two simple, yet effective, texts to use when helping students understand why they should conserve water and how they can actually help, Why Should I Conserve Water? by Mike Gordon and Watch Over Our Water by Lisa Bullard.
What do I like about these texts? They are both quick read alouds that trigger great discussion.
After reading both texts aloud, we brainstormed a huge list of ways to conserve. Finally, each students chose three things they could go home and start/continue to do that very day! Students wrote their "I cans" on the follow up sheet below. Download it here!
Watch Over Our Water is also available for Kindle and is part of a wonderful series of environmental awareness books by Cloverleaf Books. Why Should I Save Water? also has many companions such as Why Should I Save Energy and Why Should I Recycle?
Also, I just wanted to share some of my new Pastel & Cocoa Backgrounds--a FREEBIE!
Checkout my Rainbow Backgrounds and Perfect T - Kids Collection in my brand-new TpT store!
You Pick the Kid, and then you pick the t-shirt art--24 school-themed sayings to choose from... Great for back to school!
AND don't forget to fly on over to Collabororation Cuties to read about more science mentor texts...
Almost forgot--head over to K-3 Connection to participate in a 100 Followers Giveaway!
All the best for a fabulous week!