Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2000

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Nancy Pariseault
West Kingston Elementary School
West Kingston , RIUSA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: For the third year in a row, students at West Kingston Elementary School enjoyed decorating five-hundred grocery bags for the Earth Day Grocery Bags Project. The local newspaper carried the story to the community; it continues to be a great annual event that the students, Shaw's Supermarket of Wakefield, and the community look forward to.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 6/22/2000

Elizabeth Mitchell
Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary
pawtucket, RIUSA

We decorated 30 bags!

About our project: This semester I would come in once a week to the second grade class at Baldwin and teach them about recycling and reusing. We worked all semester on an Earth Day Theme. This was a wonderful service learning final project for the class! They really enjoyed decorating the bags with Earth Day vocabulary words they had learned as well as earth day pictures. The bags were distributed on April 17th at Shaw's. The students were so proud to see their own artwork being distributed to the customers! It was a great way of linking school and community into our Earth Day 2000 theme.

submitted on 5/8/2000

Lucinda West
Oak Haven
Coventry, RIUSA

We decorated 25 bags!

About our project: The class really enjoyed decorating the bags. I combined the bag project with Earth Day awareness using the book "Just A Dream" by Chris Van Allsburg.

submitted on 4/27/2000

Doreen Murphy
Glen Hills School
Cranston, RIUSA

We decorated 320 bags!

About our project: The classroom teachers used this project as an opportunity to kick off our "Earth Day 2000" activities. Lessons were taught about environmental issues in all grades. Then, our art teacher, Jean Carmody, worked with each class to create the shopping bags. Many boys and girls were excited to receive one of the school's shopping bags when they went shopping with their parents on Saturday morning - April 22, 2000!

submitted on 4/25/2000

Kim Vredenburg
Richmond Elementary School
Richmond, RIUSA

We decorated 465 bags!

About our project: Our school is a K-4 elementary school in southern Rhode Island. This was the first year that we were a part of this project. Our students were excited-both with learning about being kind to our environment and with sharing the message. The local Stop & Shop was an enthusiastic partner in this venture. They decorated their store with our bags for the two weeks prior to Earth Day. The bags were distributed on Earth Day. They had all been handed out by the time I went shopping at 10am. Maybe more bags for next year? There are some examples of the bags at our school site.

submitted on 4/24/2000