As regular readers of the blog and viewers of my Instagram will know I am all for helping kids be more green! So I was pleased to hear that educational resources website Twinkl is having a special Green Week at the beginning of March. I have always been a fan and a user of Twinkl. As a teacher it often provided me with a great range of resources to enhance my classroom. I am very pleased to say that recently I have been asked to be a blogger for them and as a teacher and a new mum I jumped at the chance to share some of the great resources they have on the website.
“It is an exciting, week-long event aimed at supporting educators and children to think about environmental issues and how they can take positive steps to lessen their carbon footprint and be more ‘green’! Twinkl will provide a wide range of green-themed, cross-curricular resources, which can themselves be used in an environmentally-friendly way.”
Here are my top 5 things about the Twinkl ‘Green Week’!
- Reducing the use of plastic is a hot topic in the news at the moment. This powerpoint is a great introduction to plastic, its history, uses and the problems it causes. I think this would generate a great discussion about plastic usage!
- I have never known a class that doesn’t like to make a chatterbox. Can I let you into a secret? I am terrible at making these! Luckily there would always be a few kids in the class who were whizzes so I would nominate them as chief helpers! These would be great to make in the classroom!
- I was always slightly concerned about the amount of paper a school can get through. Twinkl Go are resources that have been designed to be used with a computer or mobile device. So just download and go! Check out Twinkl Go here!
- OK another secret here. When I was in secondary school I made fishcakes in Food Technology. They were delicious but they were the size of a dinner plate! Using this great resource you can teach the kids how to use leftovers AND how to make a fishcake the right size!
- Sometimes you do need to print so Twinkl have been working on making this greener. Check out their super-eco black and white and super-eco colour which will use less ink, save money and help the environment!
There are so many more resources and ideas available so if you are interested in joining in with the Twinkl Green Week, check out the website and see what will be useful for you!
I have been provided with an extra Twinkl Subscription in exchange for sharing ideas and resources. I have always been a fan of Twinkl (and an existing subscriber!) and would only recommend things I believe in and would use myself.
The Daylight Explorers