Help me give my students reusable grocery bags to decorate and give to all our students and staff to encourage using fewer plastic grocery bags and to support our conservation efforts as a class.
My students are a fairly diverse group of learners. However, they are all enthusiastic and positive towards learning and have adopted a growth mindset attitude. They love to be challenged and engaged in meaningful projects and events.
They have developed a deep caring and commitment to the environment this year through our studies of natural resources, renewable energy, recycling and composting, endangered species, and much more!
They want to make the world a better place. This project will help them to do that!
Our focus this year in 4th grade has been on ways we can make a difference in our community, in our environment and in our world. Students have learned about energy and natural resources and the impacts each has on the environment. We have researched endangered species and learned about the issues many animals face from pollution and specifically from microplastics, like those used in plastic grocery bags.
As a class, we decided we wanted to do something to help, to make a difference for our planet, our home.
We felt that the use of plastic bags was an area we could address. In our school, 4th graders leave here and begin 5th grade in our middle school. Each year, the 4th graders decide on a school gift. This year, we would like to decorate reusable grocery tote bags with fabric markers to give to all the students, pre-K-4 as well as all staff members.
Lastly, this is the final year of our school. It was voted to be closed as an elementary school and repurposed into offices for the administration. We would like to end this year by sharing how much conservation means to our school. Each bag would have the words: UID Goes Green" with images of trees, animals, flowers and other natural objects. We appreciate any support you can give us for this project.
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