It wouldn’t be a lesson on efficiency if we didn’t address saving energy. We have been given a beautiful earth that we are responsible to take care of. Part of our time this week will be teaching them about energy efficiency and the importance of caring about our resources. Today we decided to talk about turning off the lights. We do OK at this, but there is definitely room for improvement. I found a great game at Meet the Greens. This game involves turning lights on and off as people move about the house. They turn a light off is someone leaves the room and on if someone enters. They had fun playing the game, and then we decided to play the game in our own home. First, I had them turn off all the lights. Then I put someone in charge of lights. The other two of us ran around to different rooms. When we entered a room (choosing different rooms often), we’d pause until the person in charge of the light found the room we had entered. They’d then turn on the light. Once the individual left the room, they’d have to turn that light off and then come find the new room they had entered. Remember they are trying to keep up with two different people, so it gets challenging for kids their age. They had a lot of fun playing the game, and we did see it translated as they were turning lights off better the rest of the day.