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Environmentally Friendly Efforts at West Honor Earth Day

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West Elementary School students put their writing and STEAM skills into practice for Earth Day through several projects and activities.

Throughout the “Changing the World,” Teachers College Writing Unit, third graders explored ways that they can be changemakers and support positive movements through speeches, petitions and letters. Students in Mrs. Zimmerman’s third grade class wrote about environmental policies such as recycling and creating a cleaner environment in Long Beach. On Earth Day, students had the opportunity to meet with Senator Todd Kaminsky on Zoom to share their ideas and ask questions about how we can safeguard our environment for the future.

Kindergarteners created innovative recycling projects using materials from home. They learned how items can be reused and repurposed as they designed and constructed inventions, which they presented in class and during a Zoom meeting.