Encourage students to reduce, reuse and recycle with recycling signs for the classroom, recycling projects for kids and more environmentally-friendly teaching resources created by teachers for teachers!
This teaching resource collection has been carefully reviewed by the teachers of the Teach Starter team to ensure each resource is ready for use in your elementary classroom to encourage students to think green and be kind to our Earth.
Looking for ways be more green in the classroom? Read on for some tips from our teacher team!
Recycling might not be an explicit part of your state standards, but everything from signs you hang about the garbage cans to the habits you role model in your classroom can help students learn to be more green in school and out.
Here are a few green tips to make your classroom more sustainable this school year and encourage your students to keep it going long after they've moved on to the next grade!
Read and understand an infographic about Deforestation with a thought-provoking poster and comprehension questions.
Learn about recycling, composting, and sustainable practices for waste management with a fun sorting activity.
Help your young students learn about recycling and conservation with an illustrated word wall.
Build your students’ vocabulary around the topic of recycling with this recycling-themed word search.
Explore the process of recycling plastic with a printable recycling worksheet.
A poster showing the process materials go through when they are recycled.
Learn to build a worm farm with an illustrated instruction guide for kids.
Display this poster when learning about sustainability.
Create a more sustainably-friendly classroom with this 18-page teacher's guide.
An investigation that will have students calculate the waste produced from their school lunches, create a plan of action to reduce their waste, and reflect on their results.
Teach your students how to recycle in the classroom with labeled recycling bins!
Use this card game to reinforce the correct containers to be used for recycling, composting, and discarding waste.
Sort different pieces of trash into their appropriate bins with this I Spy worksheet.
Remind your students where to put their waste with these trash, recycling, and compost posters.
Write about why we recycle and create this recycling craft to display in the classroom.
Print and display Earth Day-related terms in your classroom to improve vocabulary and discussion about Earth Day.
A practical investigation related to sustainable waste management.
A poster showing the products that can be recycled.
A set of 4 brainstorming sheets to use when brainstorming all of the ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle.
A set of 4 posters explaining the concepts behind reducing, reusing, recycling, and rethinking waste.
How to encourage kids to recycle in your classroom + free recycling programs that earn teachers cash and school supplies!