We did lights out, as much as possible, at school for the day. I didn't actually find no lights too bad to manage with the window open. No technology YIKES!!! My firsties and I really missed our SMARTboard, computers and FM system but I think it was good for them to see how much we use electricity in our day.
I wanted the day to be a photocopy free day!!! It makes sense that we use recycled materials instead of wasting paper... so here is some of our activities. I had the students make pictures out of magazines. They were really creative; robots, trees, penguins, dogs and flowers OH MY!!
It was a great day, but the kids asked if we were going back to normal tomorrow, as in do we get the computers and SMARTboard back ;). Even though we turned our technology back on we are more conscious of how much we are using it and the kids have been reminding me to turn off the lights and SMART board when not in use.
Happy Earth Day!