(MAY 2022) —Throughout the month of April leading up to Earth Day, which this year was celebrated during the spring break, Amityville’s Northeast Elementary School students learned about the significance of Earth Day and how to care for our planet. Students read books, watched videos, and created projects. They learned important concepts such as going green by reducing, reusing, and recycling, all contributing to the reduction of waste.

At the end of the month, classes displayed their projects outside their classrooms for everyone to see. Students went on a gallery walk through the halls to visit each class to see their fellow students’ projects. Some of the projects involved simulating the earth, by using coffee filters. Other projects included making Mother’s Day flower vases out of recycled soap bottles and bird feeders from pine cones, sun butter, and bird seeds. Each class also received flowers to be planted in the school garden.

 

Northeast Elementary School students during their gallery walk