Earth Day freebie

I cannot believe my spring vacation is almost over.  I know, tomorrow is Friday, so that means technically I still have 3 days left.  But once it's Friday the whole vacation thing seems to have disappeared.  I'm glad I was able to get some great things done this week.   Blogging, creating, online shopping.... unfortunately for some reason the housekeeping fairy has not yet shown up at my house so that means this weekend it will be laundry, dishwasher.... blah.

I am getting my plans finalized (face it, they are never REALLY finalized) for next week and I wanted to share with you my Earth Day morning meeting activity.  We do a Morning Meeting EVERYDAY.. and oh boy if I don't!  My kiddos really enjoy starting the day together this way.  We do a greeting, calendar on the SMARTboard, share news and then do an activity.  I switch off the activity between fun games community building activities and some academic review games.  This one falls into the first category. 

It's a take-off on the "Find Someone Who" activities many people do at the beginning of the year.  Everyone has a sheet and has to walk around the room talking to each other, looking for someone's name (or initials, depending on how big my second graders decide to write that day) in each box.  The object is to try to find someone different for each box.  Here's a link to the freebie if you'd like to use it in you classroom.  Just click on the picture below.

Honestly, I do not do too much for Earth Day.  I know.. throw the tomatoes (organic ones, of course).  I never seem to be able to fit too much in.  I do have a couple books to share and I'll do one of the questions on the sheet as our sign in so we can talk about some math questions with it.  That will about do it.
Oh - if you're interested in a few more "Find Someone Who" activities on different spring themes, visit my TpT store. I have a whole set of them just for spring!  They're lots of fun for morning activities or a break during the day.  Well, I'm off to enjoy another couple of days of staying up late and sleeping in.  6:00 is going to come WAY to early on Monday.  


  1. Hi Lisa! I found your blog through Pinterest. I love the "Find a Friend Who..." activities! I'm now following your blog, and I'm glad I found you!

    The Reinspired Teacher

  2. I'm happy you found me, too! I'm just starting out, but I have LOTS I want to share :-) Thanks for joining up with me! ~ Lisa

  3. I love your blog! You have so many great ideas. I also teach 2nd grade so it's great to link up with other 2nd grade teachers! I am your newest follower.
    Love Teaching Kids

  4. Saw your post about your blog on the TPT forum. Here's a happy hello to blogging.


  5. Hi Jennifer and Denise - thanks for the good wishes! ~ Lisa


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