The 100th Day of School
The first graders have been busy learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle. On March 1, which was the 100th day of school, they collected and returned 100 bottles and cans to the recycling machines at King Kullen. Counting the nickels and quarters will introduce their math unit on money. There is integration happening everywhere! In Science they cleaned up mini oil-spills with help from the Cornell Cooperative Extension. In Art, they will be making paper from paper…NOT from trees! Many visitors have come to teach first grade what they know about the subject including, Dylan DiSunno’s dad who told the children about building environmentally friendly homes, and Lisa Smith, Patty Lein and several upper school students who came to teach them about worm composting, First graders have also ventured out the Materials Resource Center to discover all sorts of recycled “odds and ends” that can be purchased. On Wednesday, March 7, they will go to the upper campus where they will be treated to lunch in the upper school dining hall where recycling is required. And, on March 19 they will visit the Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead and be treated to a special behind-the-scenes tour as well as a presentation on marine debris. Plans are also underway for a trip to the local landfill with their 4th grade buddies.