EarthDayBags 2001 Database Search Results

Kathy Perez
C.D.Martin .j.Sanabria
valencia, Venezuela

We decorated 120 bags!

About our project: We liked the idea of this project. We borrowed the bags from the nearest supermarket, we decorated them, we took them back before Earth Day.

submitted on 4/11/2001

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Holly Reiling
Wetzel Elementary School
Baumholder, Germany

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: We are a Dept. of Defense Dependents School (DODDS). Parents of our students serve in the U.S. Army. Many of our parents have been deployed to Kosovo since December and will be returning in June. Grocery bags are distributed on Earth Day at our local military commissary. This is the fourth year of our participation in the project. that we have participated in the EarthDay Groceries project.

submitted on 5/8/2001

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Lorrie Ann Morales
American Military Academy
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

We decorated 984 bags!

About our project: I found out about the project in March, while I was looking for a special activity to do with my students. When I read all about the project I knew I found what I was looking for. I really like to involve other teachers in Science so I spoke with our 2 Art teacher (4th-6th, 7th-9th) and my Science mentor involved the pk-3rd grade teachers. So we all worked out the project. Students in my school never saw or worked with this kind of project and the loved it. We had a difficulty finding the paper bags because no supermarket worked with them any more. So we had to buy them at the begining. I went to a Comercial Center next to our school (Garden Hills Plaza) and spoke with the ownwers and they said they agreed to hand in the bags, and also in a supermarket near my house (Supermercado Econo Morales). They agreed to buy the paper bags so we could decorate them. By the week of April 2-6 we had out Subject Week where we exhibit students work in all subjects in a very original way. So Science and art worked together to exibit out cooperative work. Children were amazed to see their drawings in exibition. In Puerto Rico we have a 2 week vacation for Easter and we couldn't send the bags by April 22, Earth Day, but Monday April 23 we delivered them to the Supermarket (Econo Morales) and 12 other stores in the Commercial Center (Garden Hills Plaza). Mangers in the commercial center got so excited with the bags that they will donate their bags for next year. This project was really fun to do with the children and I would definitetly work it next year.

submitted on 5/13/2001

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Alejandra Carolina
Academia Arguello
Cordoba, Argentina

We decorated 70 bags!

About our project: Joining this project was a great learning experience for both, the children and the shop owners. We all enjoyed it and were very glad to participate.

submitted on 7/24/2001

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