Room 10 Buddies

October 26, 2008

On Wednesday, we paired up with our buddies from Ms. Pancho’s 1st grade class for the first time. It’s going to be a great year as we read to each other, do art projects together, and learn from each other. This week, we did interviews to find out our buddy’s “favorites” and did some art with them as well. Enjoy!


Reduce and Reuse

October 26, 2008

On Tuesday, October 21, we learned about different ways we could reduce our waste and resuse items instead of throwing them away.  We had an indoor picnic to see how much of our lunch ends up in the trash, and what we can do to cut down on the waste we produce.  We also constructed mobiles that remind us that everything we use ultimately comes from the earth, so we want to conserve our natural resources by… you guessed it, practicing the 4 Rs! Click on out “Pictures” tab to see more!

 

Indoor class picnic investigation

Indoor class picnic investigation

Making our 4 Rs mobiles!

Making our 4 Rs mobiles!


Landfills

October 20, 2008
This past week we built our own landfills-in-a-bottle. We began with gravel, dirt, and a clay and plastic liner, then we alternated layers of trash and dirt to mimic real-life landfills. We’ll excavate them in a few weeks to see what happens to our trash when it goes to the Altamont Landfill. (This is where all the waste created in Alameda County goes to.) For more pictures, check out our “Pictures” tab at the top of this page!
We took these items...

We took these items...

...and these items (dirt and gravel)...

...and these items (dirt and gravel)...

...and built our own landfills-in-a-bottle!

...and built our own landfills-in-a-bottle!


Neighborhood Clean-Up!

October 11, 2008

As part of our 4 Rs Action Program, Room 14 went on a neighborhood clean-up last Tuesday (Oct. 7), complete with clipboards in hand to keep a tally of the different types of pollution we found. For a summary of our walking field trip, listen to the reports of some of our very own Room 14 students! Just click on the Podcast button in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Below are some pictures from our exciting adventure!

Room 14 students gather on Scenic to begin our hunt for pollution!

Room 14 students gather on Scenic to begin our hunt for pollution!

Some Room 14 students show off their bags of trash! Thanks for keeping our community clean!

Some Room 14 students show off their bags of trash! Thanks for keeping our community clean!