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Pre-K: 'We Don't Want to Waste the Earth'
Posted 05/10/2017 09:32AM


After watching a TED-ED video about plastic, what it is, and what happens to the bottles we discard, pre-k students brainstormed about the problems and potential solutions and together wrote a mission statement:  “We don’t want to waste the Earth.”

Students had also learned about the Washed Ashore project that builds educational art exhibits such as animal sculptures at the National Zoo that highlight harm discarded plastic causes to sea creatures.

Inspired by what they had learned, the students asked Ms. Gekas if they could start their own awareness campaign on campus. They carefully preserved plastic from their lunches and other activities and used it to create their own artwork.  They invited Barnesville’s Head of School to see their sculptures and hear their ideas to take better care of the Earth on campus.

Dear Mrs. Johnson,

We have been learning about how to not to waste the Earth. We have collected trash to make into sculptures of ocean animals because we watched a video about 3 plastic bottles. We would like you to come and see our sculptures and listen to our ideas of ways to take care of the Earth at Barnesville. Here is the video we watched so you can watch it too! Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle

Thank you,
Charlie, Jaxon, Carson, Mason, and Grace
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences
Pre-Kindergarten Class 2016-17

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