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Happy Earth Day

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Besides coloring this great coloring sheet, below are the TOP 5 ways to celebrate Earth Day at home, school, and or at work.

1. Plant trees. As the date also roughly coincides with U.S. Arbor Day, over time Earth Day has taken on the role of tree-planting. Planting trees helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cleans pollution, secures soil in place to prevent erosion, and provides homes for a lot of biodiversity.

2. Make nature crafts at school or home. Get together with your family and build a birdhouse or make a bird feeder to encourage the local bird population, which plays an important role in every ecosystem. For an extra-special Earth Day craft, use objects that would’ve otherwise been thrown away to create beautiful works of art.

3. Learn more about the environment. Earth Day is a good time to make a commitment to learning more about the environment and how you can help to protect it. Borrow some library books and read up on an issue such as pollution, endangered species, water shortages, recycling, and climate change. Or, learn about a region you’ve never considered before, like the Arctic, the deserts, or the rain forests. Think about the issues that concern you the most and if you haven’t done so already, join a local group that undertakes activities to help protect the environment in your area.

4. Reduce, reuse and recycle all day long. Buy as little as possible and avoid items that come in lots of packaging. Support local growers and producers of food and products – these don’t have to travel as far and so reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Take your drink container with you, and don’t use any disposable plates or cutlery. Recycle all the things you do use for the day or find other uses for things that you no longer use. Carry a cloth bag for carrying things in and recycle your plastic bags.

5. Hold a garage saledonate, or reuse household items. Many of us take up a lot of natural resources with stuff we don’t really need, want or use. Ironically, there’s a still lot of people who don’t have basic necessities. Plus, a lot of your unwanted clutter can be used by local charities to resell for much-needed cash.

Click the following link to find additonal ways to celebrate earth day: http://goo.gl/oVG6E Click the above image to download the Earth Day Coloring sheet. Enjoy!


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Adjective Activities

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Remember that adjectives can be identified using a number of formal criteria.

But the ones used in the above worksheets take on different forms to indicate their position on a scale of comparison. 
For example: Big, Bigger, Biggest 

The lowest point on the scale is known as the ABSOLUTE form, the middle point is known as the COMPARATIVE form, and the highest point is known as the SUPERLATIVE form*.
To learn more about adjectives Click Here
Click the above images to download the coloring sheets. Enjoy!

*http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/adjectiv/adjectiv.htm


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International Mountain Day Doodle

mountains2012 Theme: Celebrating Mountain Life*

Mountains are home to 12% of the world’s population. Sustainable mountain development is key to improve the livelihood of these often poor and isolated people.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Mountains, the International Mountain Day strives to achieve a stronger engagement of actors/institutions and the civil society in sustainable mountain development. It is also a concrete opportunity to mobilize resources to improve the livelihoods of mountain communities. Special attention will be given to the involvement of youth in global sustainable development, as they will be the future actors. Additionally, the process will focus on the linkages between rural and urban development with an eye to the implementation of a green economy in line with the Rio+20 Earth Summit.

Commitment and will to advance this cause were strengthened during the International Year of Mountains in 2002, and mountains have gained an increasingly high profile on agendas at all levels.

The Year also led to the adoption of resolution 57/245, in which the General Assembly designated 11 December as International Mountain Day, and encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development.

* http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday/


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Coloring Diagrams and Worksheets

65% of students are considered visual learners. Use these helpful coloring diagrams and worksheets in your classroom or home this year as curriculum support. The following links are worksheets which support the featured diagrams:

Eye Worksheet
Flower Worksheet
Insect Worksheet
Tooth Worksheet
Heart Worksheet

Click the images to download the diagrams. Enjoy!


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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In many regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

Click the image above to download the Internal Women’s Day Coloring Sheet. Enjoy! 

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women’s_Day


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Caterpillar Coloring Sheets

Caterpillars are fascinating creatures, mostly know for their life transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.

Here are some interesting facts about the caterpillar:

  • Stage lasts about 9 to 14 days.
  • First meal is usually its own shell.
  • Can sense touch, taste, smell and light.
  • Have tiny antennae which sense smell.
  • Eat at night as well as during the day.
  • Are solitary eaters.
  • Are boneless but have over one thousand muscles.
  • Have 3 pairs of true legs and up to 5 pairs
    of prolegs.
  • Spin a small patch of silk, which is used to anchor themselves to when shedding their skin.
  • Sometimes eat their old skin.
  • May change color or physical appearance in between molts.

To continue the caterpillar fun click here to down load the above coloring sheets:
Dreaming Caterpillar Coloring Sheet , Caterpillar Coloring Sheet

*http://www.homosassabutterfly.com/edcuational/interesting-facts-about-caterpillars


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Animal Coloring Sheet Series-Flamingo

While visiting the zoo, I found myself fascinated by the flamingo exhibit. Their color and their interaction with one another caught my attention immediately.

Below are several interesting facts about the flamingo:

1. Their family is called Phoenicopteridae.

2. They are about four feet (1.2 meters) tall and have a wingspan of up to five feet (1.4 meters) and weigh between three and nine pounds (1.4 to 4 kg). They live 20 to 30 years and sometimes up to 50 years long.

3. There are six different types of flamingos that range from Africa to Europe to Asia to South America and the Caribbean. They live in shallow lakes, lagoons, swamps, and areas where the ocean mixes with fresh water.

4. Flamingos eat algae and insects and shrimp and mollusks (shellfish like clams and snails).

5. Other birds will sometimes eat their eggs or chicks. Cheetahs, jackals lions and leopards will hunt the lesser flamingo
in Africa.

Hope you enjoyed my interesting animal facts for the day.
Click here to download my Flamingo Coloring Sheet.

* http://www.ftexploring.com/animals/flamingos/factsflamingo.html


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Animal Coloring Sheet Series-Elephant

One of my all time favorite animals at the zoo is the elephant. I think reading the book Dumbo as a kid had something to do with this. Elephants are always so fun
to watch. Below are several interesting facts about the flamingo:

1. Elephants typically reach puberty at thirteen or fourteen years
of age
2. They have offspring up until they are around fifty years old
3. They may live seventy years or possibly more
4. The interval between births is between two and a half to four years
5. An elephant´s trunk, a union of the nose and upper lip, is a highly sensitive organ with over 100,000 muscle units.

Hope you enjoyed my interesting animal facts for the day.
Click here to download my Elephant Coloring Sheet.

* http://www.ftexploring.com/animals/flamingos/factsflamingo.html