Pre-k and kindergarten classes visited the Recycling Center at Shady Grove to learn more about what materials can and cannot be recycled as well as the recycling process. Photos are on Facebook.
Pre-k will continue learning about the environment throughout the spring, focusing on the 4 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse) and how individual and collective actions impact the Earth.
Ms. Gekas said: “Our trip sparked a lot of rich conversation when we got back to school. We made our own recycling center and practiced sorting materials. They also realized the importance of reducing and refusing plastic use after seeing the sheer volume of the material coming through the recycling center.”
Students are doing “action” work throughout the week leading up to the School’s Earth Day celebration April 18. At Morning Meeting, they will be talking about what we learned at the recycling center. They wrote the Head of School Susanne Johnson a letter to advocate for a new outdoor recycling bin between the front entrance and gym and are working on posters to put all around campus to remind everyone how and what to recycle.
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is an independent private school in Montgomery County, Maryland offering innovative preschool through 8th grade programs. Cross-curricular teaching encourages students to explore how subjects relate to one another, helping them to make connections that spark inquiry and deepen understanding. Small classes enable skilled teachers to engage each child in an academically challenging environment. Our 30-acre campus is our extended classroom, and we integrate nature into everyday learning. Barnesville is certified as a Maryland Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education, demonstrating achievement in curriculum and instruction, community partnerships, and best management practices.