See what exciting projects each grade level will be in charge of this school year!
In order to engage ALL of our students into our Green Steps initiatives each grade level headed one of our initiatives. Students created posters, school manuals, slide presentations, oral presentations, and green screen commercials to demonstrate their knowledge and to educate their class and schoolmates. Below you will be able to see some of the amazing work they completed!
Kindergarten- Litter Patrol
Kindergarten students learned about ways to reduce litter at their school. They also participated in monthly litter patrols to do their part to keep their school clean. Kindergartners also created anti litter posters and book pages to demonstrate their learning.
First Grade- Organic Cleaner
First grade students learned about the harmful effects of toxic cleaners. They then learned how to make their own organic cleaner with orange peels and vinegar. Students created posters to encourage their schoolmates to save their orange peels. They also created pages to go in the schoolś Green Steps Manual. Students created commercials to be aired on the schoolś morning news to encourage their schoolmates to participate in this initiative as well.
Second Grade- Plastic Bottle Collection
Second graders learned about the ¨Your bottles means Jobs"campaign. They then created posters to encourage their schoolmates to save plastic bottles to be collected. Each week students calculated how many bottles were collected and recycled them. They also created commercials to encourage their schoolmates to collect bottles as well. Students incorporated their math concepts by creating graphs to display their collection data.
Third Grade- Plastic Bag Collection (Trex Contest)
Third graders collected plastic bags to reduce plastic waste. They participated in the Trex contest and collected data to show how many plastic bags they collected each month. Students incorporated their math skills by bundling the plastic bags in groups of ten and then collecting their data. They created posters and pages for the school´s Green Steps manual to encourage their schoolmates to bring in plastic bags for this initiative as well. They created commercials that aired on the school´s morning news to inform their schoolmates too. Students are entered into a monthly drawing for a gift card each month when they bring in plastic bags.
Fourth Grade- Worm Compost
Fourth grade students learned about worm composting and how important worms our for our planet. They created posters, booklet pages, and Google slide presentations to educate their schoolmates. Students also made informative commercials to educate their schoolmates about worms and their importance. They made mini worm domes and had to care for their worms while collecting data as to how many worms their domes contained. They then had to determine rather they were caring for their worms properly by comparing their data to see if they were reproducing or dying. They also had to collect ¨wonder questions" from their fellow scholars to conduct research and teach lessons to answer the inquiry questions.
Fifth Grade- School Recycling
Fifth graders learned about the importance of recycling. They then created Google Slide presentations to educate their fellow scholars. They also headed up the collection, data recording, and disposal of our school recycling. Students created posters and book pages to be included in the school´s Green Steps manual.
Sixth Grade- Food Waste Compost
Sixth graders headed the food waste compost initiative. They created videos, Google slide presentations, posters, and book pages to educate their fellow scholars about our school´s food waste compost program through the Atlas company. Students also assisted students in lower grade levels to properly dispose of their food waste.
Seventh Grade- Tap and Stack
Seventh graders led the Tap and Stack initiative. They created songs, videos, Google slide presentations, posters, and book pages to educate their fellow scholars of the importance of Tap and Stack and how to properly execute it. They also were responsible for collecting and reporting the data of how much the school tapped and stacked.