Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Sharon Klahn
Duneland School Corporation
Chesterton, INUSA

We decorated 428 bags!

About our project: This is our 5th year participating in the Earth Day Groceries Bag Project. The teachers and students from Newton Yost Elementary decorated 428 bags this year. We would like to thank WiseWay for once again participating in the project. Happy Earth Day from Porter, Indiana!

submitted on 4/30/2002

Miss Connors
Yost Elementary School
Porter, INUSA

We decorated 17 bags!

About our project: It was fun to make pictures on the grocery bags. It was fun decorating the bags. Wise Way was a nice participant and we thank them. One of the kids in our class even got one of the grocery bags when she went shopping. It was so cool!

submitted on 4/25/2002

Jim Ensley
Avon Middle School

We decorated 350 bags!

About our project: We actually used this activity to help us with our year-long character education unit. "Respect" is our current topic, so the Earth Day Bags worked very well!

submitted on 4/23/2002

Laura Whiting
Indianapolis Public School #87
Indianapolis, INUSA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: I started the lesson by telling the kids a little about Earth Day and what it was. I gave them about 30 minutes to draw on the bags and I noticed one child was just sitting there. I asked her what was wrong and she said she did not know what to draw. I said,"what do you think of when you hear the term Earth Day". She looks at me and says "Earth Day, I thought you said Birthday"! This was a great project and the kids and teachers all loved it and wanted to know if we could do it again the following week!

submitted on 4/23/2002

Meg Strnat
Skiles Test Elementary School
Indianapolis, INUSA

We decorated 647 bags!

About our project: Students begged to participate in the Earth Day Groceries Project this year after not participating last year. All 647 students loved the idea of performing this community service. Some student reactions were: "It's fun to decorate bags." Carrie Its fun to help persuade people to save the earth." Shamber "... because it's for a good cause." Sean "It helps remind people not to litter." Meghan Thanks to Meijer Inc for agreeing to supply the grocery bags and to recirculate the decorated bags on Earth Day! "All the notes we write on the bag help people to recycle." Colin "I think it's fun to work together decorating bags." Mggie

submitted on 4/12/2002