It’s Earth Week!


It was Earth Week this week, and every year our class makes the pledge to go paperless for one full week to help the environment. Although we recycle our paper all year, we know that reducing our use of paper is even better. We try not to touch a single piece of paper all week!

If you’re wondering how you can go through a whole week in a classroom without paper, we made a list of 15 ideas for you! Check out our Slides presentation below.

We had a great time challenging ourselves to think of ways to go without paper. We realized that if you want to help the Earth sometimes you have to think outside the box a little bit!

On Earth Day itself (April 22), we got together with all our third grade friends to take a #GlobalSelfie and post it to Twitter. NASA is going to create a mosaic of all the pictures that were taken on that day. We can’t wait to see it!

Global Selfie 2014

What did you do for Earth Week?

*Update: NASA has posted the #GlobalSelfie they created here, and our picture is in it! Can you find it? I’ll give you a hint: it’s in the Eastern Hemisphere, south of the equator. There is a bright green border on the picture that makes it easier to find!


  1. Dear Mrs.Hamans class,

    Our class is doing the same! We are having a lot of fun with this aticitvity! What about your class?
    Your neighbor,

    • Dear Micki,

      We really enjoyed Earth Week! Do you think a class could go without paper for a whole year? I think we should try it! Thank you for your comment.

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Hamman

  2. Mrs. Hamman,

    In all the time my children have been in school, I have never seen a paperless project, let alone, a week! And I have to say it was an amazing idea!! My son really liked it and to top it all off, we took our children to the park last week and Kaydin went around picking up the trash instead of playing with his brothers and sister. Then he sat with me to explain to me the importance of Earth Day and how it shouldn’t only be one day a year! 😀 I love what you have done for our children and how you have managed to insteal wonderful thoughts, ideas, and responcibility into them over and above teachings them their basic studies!! Thank you so much for everything!! You are amazing!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! Kaydin will respond to your comment on the blog next week. I’m glad he enjoyed Earth Week. It’s always so much fun, we should probably make it Earth Month instead!

  3. Hi,

    Thanks for the paper saving tips, they were great!

    –Ms. Velasco

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