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Green Print Moss Elementary

By: cchandler

Cornerstone-Eco-Campus

1.  Green Bucket-Clean 'N' Green reycycling program

2.  The goal of the program is to significantly increase the amount of paper & plastic being recycled within the school.  It is also designed t increase awareness and enthusiasm of recycling that will carry over from the students to the community.

3.  Te program will be carried out by the 8-10 memebers "Green Team."  All administrators, teachers, students, custodians and cafeteria staff will be responsible for recycling items within the school.

4.  The program can be documented with pictures and can be tracked by the frequency of green recycling buckets needing to be emptied along with the recycling dumpster.

5.  The recycling receptacles for the classrooms and cafeteria are provided by the Cit of Mesquite through grant dfunds awarded to the city.  The only expense is to purchase T-Shirts for the 8-10 students "Green Team"members.

6.  The project will run throughout the 2013-2014 school year.

 

1.  Trash Bash"

2.  The goal of the program is to have the "Green Team" Participate in a community cleanup project.

3.  The students will pick up trash around a designated area selected by the "Keep Mesquite Beautiful" department of the City of Mesquite.  Te "Green Team" leader will participate with the students.

4.  The project will be recorded with photographs.

5.  The "KMB" department will provide students with trash bags and gloves. 

6.  The project will take place Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

1.  Blue Bag Residential Recycling Contest

2.  The goal of the project is to generate community involvement in a collaborative effort to increase recycling in the city of Mesquite.

3.  Students, parents, & teachers will participate in the contest.

4.  The project will be rocorded by photos and the City of Mesquite recycle truck operator will count the bags collected by student families and staff.

5.  The blue bags are donated by the City of Mesquite.

6.  The project date will be set up by the City of Mesquite in the fall 2013.

 

Cornerstone:  Nature Adventure

1.  Field trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

2.  The goal is to offer fourth grade students a living science lesson.  The museum is environmental friendly, including a rainwater collection system that inclydes solar powere water heating.  The exhibit will include interactive kiosks and a special auditorium performance on animal adaptations in our environment.

3.  Fourt fourth grade classes, teacherrs and parent volunteers will participate on the field trip.

4.  The project will be recorded by photos and journal responsed from students.

5.  The Perot Museum provided the school with a $5.00 per student grant to be put towards the $10.00 charge of the program selected.

6.  The date students will attend is Thursday 3/20/2014.

 

Cornerstone:  Natural Classrooms

1.  Earth Day Flower Planting

2.  The goal of the project is to have students create a flower garden and maintain it.  It is designed to heighten student's awareness of the beauty in nature.

3.  The principal and Title 1 teachers will participate with student volunteers from all grade levels.

4.  The project will be recorded with photos.

5.  The flowers will be purchased with grant money.

6.  The project will take place on Earth Day 2014.

 

1.  Fourth Grade Animal Studies

2.  The goal of the study is to have students compare and contrast three different animal habitats within the classroom.  They include Dwarf African Frogs, Fiddler Crabs and muillipedes.  This study within the classroom should peak student curiosity into the outside world.

3.  The fourth grade teachers and students will all participate in setting up the different habitats.

4.  The project will be recorded with journal entries and illustrations.  Photos will also be taken.

5.  The animals and habitat  materials are provided as part of the MISD schience curriculum.

6.  The study will run from October 2013-January 2014.

 

1. Second Grade Insect Studies

2.  The goal of the study is to have students compare and contrast for different types of insects within the classroom.  The students will learn the life cycle, metamorphis states and feeding habits of mealworms, butterflies, milkweed bugs, & silkworms.

3.  The second grade teachers and students will all participate in setting up the different habitats.

4.  The project will be recordded through journal observations and photos.

5.  The insects and habitat materials are all provided through MISD science curriculum.

6.  The study will run from November 2013 through February 2014.

 

Cornerstone:  Health & Fitness

1.  "Mile Mondays"

2.  The goal is to increase student's cardiovascular endurance.

3.  All the students at Moss Elementary will participate on Mondays for 30 minutes during PE.

4.  The PE teacher and aide will provide mile marker cards to track how far students are walking.  She will display a bulletin board tracking the students miles walked.  Students, parents and staff eill be able to view the board.

5.  There will be T-Shirs donated for students reaching 20 miles

6.  This activity will continue throughtout the 2013/2014 school year.

 


 

 

 

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