Saturday, 13 April 2013

Eco-Friendly Classroom Stationery for Earth Day

You can you show your students that they can reduce their carbon footprint by choosing eco-friendly stationery. I'll start with the most basic tool we use - the pencil. No trees were harmed to make these because they are not made of wood. They are made from recycled newspaper! You can read more about these here and save a tree by making the switch.

These are color pencils made from recycled newspaper. Did you know that the newspaper protects the graphite better than wood pencils? This will give you a longer-lasting, high quality pencil.

Don't use batteries if you don't have to! Solar power is clean energy. Most student calculators are now solar powered - these can be large and colorful for younger students or pocket sized and sleek as a credit card for teens.

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!