Waste Not, Want Not
As part of the fifth-graders Stewardship Project, students looked for ways to build awareness around recycling.
First, the students created signs to place in common spaces throughout the school.
Next, they looked through the school’s recycled items to see if anything could be given a second life. The students used some items to create giraffe and tortoise art projects. Other materials were converted into a planter box to grow fresh produce for our school tortoise, Russell.
Using recycled boxes lined with plastic bags, the students planted kale, two varieties of lettuce, and carrots – a few of Russell’s favorite foods.
Lastly, the fifth-graders made signs to remind students to bring their pop tabs to school, which are collected to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
While recycling awareness tends to go hand-in-hand with spring cleaning and Earth Day, our students are on a mission to keep this important message front and center year-round.