Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Anne Phillips
Joppa View Elementary School
Perry Hall, MDUSA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: We decorated the bags to raise awareness about Earth Day and recycling. We needed a general environmental awareness tool and the bags provided us with something easy and school wide.

submitted on 5/2/2006

Daniel Berger
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Rockville, MDUSA

We decorated 600 bags!

About our project: The kids were SO excited by the idea that their art work would be given out at the store! The customers were so enthusiastic that over 450 bags were gone within the first two hours! Next year we will know better and will impose a one/customer limit.

submitted on 6/7/2002

Sharon Volack
Appeal Elementary School
Lusby, MDUSA

We decorated 75 bags!

About our project: I involved the art teacher in this project. I asked her to have her enrichment clubs decorate the bags. I had spoken to Food Lion and they agreed to use the bags that were decorated. The students did an awesome job decorating the bags. When I took the bags to Food Lion, they hung them up in the windows of the store for about a week and then removed them and used them to bag groceries.

submitted on 5/28/2002

Karen Feagin
Clarksville Elementary
Clarksville, MDUSA

We decorated 85 bags!

About our project: Our second grade students read about the project in the April 5,2002 issue of Weekly Reader and wanted to be a part of this worthwhile effort linking our school and community. Our art teacher, Mrs. Laurie Basham, used the opportunity to teach that part of an artist's responsibilities are to help the community without the expectation of receiving something in return.

submitted on 4/24/2002

Farrukh Farshori
Bucklodge Middle School
Adelphi, MDUSA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: My students are special needs students with IQ of 40 to 60. We started in the first wk. of February and were able to finish by the first wk. of April. Giants Food gave us 400 paper bags without charge. My students decorated them and on 21st of April we distributed them to the customers who were going inside the store. Customers were very much surprised to see such good and neat work done by our students. Giant also put 10 bags on the display wall inside their store. Kids came to store on Sunday just to disterbute their decorated bags they were very much excited. It was very successful project my students enjoy that. They also get information about their environment and it's pollution. The most important tip which I used with my students is that I started my project early, so I was able to tie my math , science and social science lessons with this project.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/23/2002