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Arbor, Earth Day at OLOAA

Published May 01. 2010 09:00AM

The first grade class at Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford is currently working on projects involving Arbor Day and Earth Day. Throughout the month of April, the students learned about various endangered species around the world and created posters urging others to protect them. They celebrated a Tree Food Feast where each student brought in different types of foods from trees such as almonds, coconuts, figs, apples, oranges, lemons, and cashews for each student to taste. Each student also did a report on a different type of tree and created artwork demonstrating the life cycle of a plant. As a class, the students authored and illustrated books to tell future students about the importance of taking care of our planet and how to do so. The class also took a pledge that they would continue to care for the Earth not only on Arbor Day and Earth Day, but on every day of the year. The class is currently working on a project where they have recycled bottles and milk containers and reused them for planters and vases. The students have become very involved in helping the Earth and are very excited to discover new ways that we can reduce, reuse, and recycle. Pictured are (front) Tatianna Zeleniak and Ava Kosciolek; (back row) Jacob Trubilla, Ethan Chuma, and Corey Rehnert.

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