Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Donna Rooks
Coweta Christian Academy
Newnan, GAUSA

We decorated 60 bags!

About our project: Our local Kroger store was eager to participate in the Earth Day Bags program with us. We picked up the bags from them and returned them on Earth Day. They looked great! The students loved doing the art work and felt really proud that their drawings were on display at the store. This is a great project that we will participate in each year.

submitted on 7/13/2002

Rhonda Dominguez
Rockbridge Elementary
Norcross, GAUSA

We decorated 900 bags!

About our project: This was our third year participating in this project and the entire school, K - 5 took part. We really enjoyed decorating our bags this year and had some true works of art! I wish I had pictures~I'll have to that next year! The bags were donated to us by our business partner, Kroger. They also allowed us to display posters in the store promoting our Earth Day bags. During the decorating we focused on environmental issues. We also experimented with various art materials in decorating the bags, wrote poetry on the bags, included bilingual messages to reach our community with our Earth Day "reminders", and teachers and students used technology to view this website in order to learn more about the project. This is a project that gets better each year!

submitted on 5/26/2002

Lisa Hendrix
Chalker Elementary School
Kennesaw, GAUSA

We decorated 22 bags!

About our project: We paired up with our book buddies in Mrs. Coleman's third grade class to decorate the bags. Each book buddy pair decorated a bag. We had a great time celebrating Earth Day together!

submitted on 5/9/2002

Leah Gourley
Mountain Road Elementary
Woodstock, GAUSA

We decorated 100 bags!

About our project: Students in the 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade gifted classes and all fifth graders participated in this Internet Project. The students enjoyed the opportunity to share their important message about saving the environment.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/30/2002

Janelle Naclerio
Argyle Elementary
Smyrna, GAUSA

We decorated 19 bags!

About our project: My students were very excited about decorating and learning the importance of rescycling. I plan on using this lesson every year, because of the excitement and end results. I believe the students understand a little bit better the importance of recycling and using things over again and not just disgarding them. I'm not sure how to submit the photos???

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/25/2002