Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Cindy Rimmer
Fraser Valley Elementary
Fraser, COUSA

We decorated 240 bags!

About our project: This year, along with the 200 students in our elementary school, we also included two preschools that are located nearby. The fifth grade students were able to tour the Safeway store and learn how a large corporation helps our community through their recycling efforts. On our walk back to school we collected trash in our neighborhood. It was a great time!

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 6/3/2002

Gloria Scharton
Trailblazer Elementary
Highlands Ranch, COUSA

We decorated 189 bags!

About our project: Our class spent about 2 weeks learning about how we can help the earth in a unit called Earth Day - Every Day. Kids in our class went to other classes in the school and told kids about how they can make a difference in helping the earth and how decorating grocery bags can send earth friendly messages to the people in our neighborhood. We also celebrated Earth Day by wearing green and doing some fun activities.

submitted on 5/7/2002

Kim Fulcomer
Wheat Ridge , COUSA

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: We did this project school wide with teh support of our local grocery store. The students were very excited about it we had a great time, and they learned a valuable lesson in the process.

submitted on 5/1/2002

Leah Matheson
Creekside Elementary
Boulder, COUSA

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: Before the students decorated the bags, we (AmeriCorps volunteers) visited each classroom to do environmental "mini-lessons" where we did read-alouds with environmentally-themed books and had discussions about the meanings of the stories and also went over basic recycling/reusing ideas so that the students would be more aware of why they were participating in the project. They all seemed to love it! We had lots of fun!

submitted on 4/29/2002

Peggy Schneider
Galeton Elementary
Galeton, COUSA

We decorated 227 bags!

About our project: Our project was done through the library. Students decorated their bags while they were in the library for their reading time. The kindergarten class decorated smaller bags provided by another grocer. We discussed Earth Day, recycling, and environmental concerns as the bags were decorated.

submitted on 4/23/2002