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Students celebrate Earth Day


Published: Fri, May 19, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Students in Samantha Cox's class at Poland North Preschool made flower crafts for Earth Day using recyclable material on April 21.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Students in Joy Bucci's class celebrated Earth Day at North Preschool by making their mark on the Earth they created in class.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Samantha Cox and her students ate s'mores they made on April 21 for Earth Day at Poland North Preschool.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Some of the girls from Samantha Cox's class at North Preschool enjoyed the s'mores they made for Earth Day on April 21.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Joy Bucci's students at North Preschool spent time outside with plants during their Earth Day celebration.

By ALEXIS BARTOLOMUCCI

abartolomucci@vindy.com

Poland North Preschool students got down and dirty for their Earth Day celebration on April 20 and 21.

The activities the students participated in consisted of using materials that were recyclable or transforming an old object into something new. Teachers Samantha Cox and Joy Bucci worked with their students to make the activities a success.

Cox and her students made water paints by soaking old markers in water, they made flowers out of old newspaper and melted s’mores using the sun and heat outside. The chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers were put into an empty pizza box with foil that reflected the sun onto the snacks. After sitting out most of the day, the snacks were melted and the children enjoyed s’mores without needing a campfire.

The students in Bucci’s class spent some time outside planting their own flowers to grow outside. They also made their “mark” on the Earth by putting their handprints and a cut-out character of themselves on an Earth made out of construction paper.

All of the students learned different ways they could help keep the Earth clean and green while having fun and getting a little messy.


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