Travis Elementary observed Earth Day recently by having special science classes outside.
Kindergarten through 4th grade students participated in many activities, focusing on this year’s Earth Day theme: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Travis librarian Jan Rudnicki read a story to students about Earth Day and what students could do to help our planet.
Classroom teacher Sara Torres encouraged students to create “litter bug” art, using old newspapers and magazines. Coach Stephanie Scudday had the students go on a scavenger hunt that helped the students categorize recyclables, trash and living plants.
Teachers Ashley Arledge and technologist Christine Weckerly helped students determine which items took longer to decompose.
Travis music teacher Joanna Breazeale directed students how to reuse cardboard boxes, plastic milk jugs and containers as make-shift drums to create an earth friendly drum circle. Travis Elementary students enjoyed participating in giving back to our only home: planet Earth.
|The Travis Elementary Earth Day students and their teachers. ||266.35 KB|
|Third graders Adelia Pierson, (left), Tristan Delgado and Ryan Medrano collect litter and leaves in a scavenger hunt. ||274.28 KB|