Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2004

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Ginny Teguns
Degolyer Elementary
Dallas, TX USA

We decorated 427 bags!

About our project: The students at DeGolyer really loved the Earth Day Bags project. We collected approximately 427 bags to distribute. The staff at the Tom Thumb Store at Forest and Marsh was wonderful. They were as excited about the project as the children. The artwork was outstanding and it helped the children to learn what Earth Day is all about. We look forward to next year’s Earth Day Bag project.

submitted on 5/21/2004

Amy Millsap
St. Joseph Catholic School
Dallas, TX USA

We decorated 16 bags!

About our project: This was such a fun classroom project! Tom Thumb's managers were very willing to donate bags and appreciated our efforts. (Unfortunately, I had to remind some of them that the bags were for Earth Day and what Earth Day meant exactly...) The children had a blast decorating the paper bags with sayings like, "Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse" and "Save Mother Nature". I was very proud of them. As an extension, I gave them another assignment. They had to find an article in the newspaper about an environmental issue, read it, and then present it to the class. They needed to be able to explain why it was an important issue and why we should "care". Both assignments combined was a great way to raise awareness for Earth Day!

submitted on 5/3/2004

Dina Laurelle Garcia
Frank Roberts Elementary School
San Benito, TX USA

We decorated 396 bags!

About our project: Our principal, Mr. Cruz first suggested we do this project at our school. With the help of teachers and students we decided it was something we would all benefit from doing. The first supermarket we went to, El Globo, agreed to participate. We were very blessed to have such a wonderful supermarket to sponsor our Earth Day Bags Project. The managers at El Globo were open with the idea and supported us from the beginning. Once a store was found, the teachers at the school shared the PowerPoint Presentations, EarthDayBags and EarthDay2003, with their classes. The children were very excited to get started. They really suprised us with their completed bags. We then picked one student from each grade level to deliver the bags to El Globo. Everyone had a blast. We drove the bags down to the store and took a few pictures with employees. All in all, this has been a wonderful project. We look forward to next year:)

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/26/2004

Elizabeth Williams
Mary Immaculate School
Farmer Branch, TX USA

We decorated 65 bags!

About our project: Thanks to our computer teacher, I came across your website the weekend before Earth Day. We decided to participate, and my partner and I were thrilled with our students' enthusiasm in this project. We look forward to participating in this project next year. Thank Albertsons for providing us the bags at the last minute.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/22/2004

Suzy Dunnum
Tahoka ISD
Tahoka, TX USA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: What started out as a project for 50 students quickly expanded into one for 300! Students from grades K, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th participated and we plan on having the rest join in next year.

submitted on 4/22/2004