Pre-K has started a wonderful project and study that focuses on taking care of our environment by recycling materials for different purposes. "Recycling" has been a big word we have been discussing, and the girls are grasping the meaning of recycling with good understanding. In conjunction with Evergreen Packaging, a company that manufactures milk and juice cartons used in 90% of the nation's schools, our project has taken off! Evergreen Packaging is the sponsor of two school related programs that help support sustainability, education, and healthy habits of our nation's youth. We will be a part of what is called the Carton Two Garden project. The girls have chosen to collect their milk cartons from lunch each day and plant flower seeds in the cartons to later plant at the Hutchison farm this spring. Carton and all will be planted as an example of using a product designed for one purpose and recycling for another purpose. We will later add a second activity to this study called Made by Milk. In this part of the project the girls will brainstorm, collaborate, and design something that can be constructed using additional milk cartons.
Both of these programs are really engaging for the girls and the Stem-based lessons and learning will be invaluable. Meegan Meakin, our farm Horticulturist, has met and talked to the girls and has guided them in the initial planting process, while discussing recycling and planting in relation to the Hutchison farm. We are definitely recycling with a purpose! We will keep you posted through the blog as our project continues.
We wish each family a wonderful holiday weekend. Happy Easter from 14 of the sweetest bunnies we know!!
Your little bunnies are ready for Easter!