Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2007

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Debbi Lechtenberg
Kids Come First
Atlantic, IA USA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: When I brought this idea into our after school program, the kids immediately started decorating the bags. The children really enjoyed this project and the parents thought that this was a great idea. Not only did the kids like this project, but also the customers at the grocery loved their decorated grocery bags. They left the store with smiles on their faces. From doing this project, I think that the kids got a good grasp on what Earth Day is and why it is important to take care of it.

submitted on 4/24/2007

Melissa Travis
Newton, IA USA

We decorated 120 bags!

About our project: Kids had a great time!!

submitted on 4/23/2007

Wayne Fritch
Van Buren Elementary
Cedar Rapids, IA USA

We decorated 50 bags!

About our project: Two third grade classes from Van Buren Elementary School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa partnered with the Johnson Ave. HyVee store to color and distribute 50 Earthday Bags. Teachers, Mr. Fritch and Ms. Mossman, had students reading relavant picture books, working on Earth Day activity booklets (donated by the Blue Stem Solid Waste Agency,)discussing recycling, and invented new creations from recycled products.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/20/2007

Nicole Baugh
Jensen Elementary School
Urbandale, IA USA

We decorated 210 bags!

About our project: As part of our character education program, students meet in groups composed of students in grades 1-5. As part of our citizenship lesson, students discussed the importance of protecting the environment. After this discussion, students designed bags and returned them to the store for distribution.

submitted on 4/13/2007