Monday, August 9, 2010
This year we will continue to renew our focus on ecological awareness. As a school, we are currently imagining even more ways to cut down on waste, increase recycling, use earth friendly cleaning products, etc. Summers-Knoll takes its status as a Michigan Green School very seriously and is committed to becoming better stewards of our environment each and every year.
In our classroom, I would like to take it one step further. Along with taking care of food scraps by feeding them to our worm bin, using both sides of the paper, and picking up litter on our playground, we will also be environmental superheroes by doing a special project each month.
Here are some ideas that I’ve come up with so far:
September – plant a tree
October – trick or treat reusable bags from recycled pillowcases
November – sponsor a bird at Leslie Science Center
December – handprint wrapping paper
January – junk mail challenge
February – make valentines for classmates, and birdseed valentines for the birds on our playground
March – make own "green" cleaning solutions for spring cleaning
April – earth day special event
May – compost harvesting
Do you have any ideas? I’d love to hear them!