Monday, February 23, 2015

Thank you, BooginHead!

Our campaign continues as we learn new ways to make less trash!  This week we are discussing what it means to "Go Green" (some ideas were "lying in the grass and getting stains on your clothes", "riding on a unicorn to work", "being attached by a leprechaun", and "being so made that your face turns green"!)  We learned that it really means to make choices that help our world. A company called Booginhead ( helped us with this by donating reusable pouches for our food!  The kids are excited about them because they seem perfect for fruit or other "wet" foods because they won't leak through the container!

"You can put food in these and we can keep them and then we will be a world changer!"

"These will help the world because now we don't have to use other bags.  If I put juice or cheese in them I will wash them out and use them again. If they are wet I will wipe out eth drops with my reusable PeopleTowel. I think everyone needs to take care of the earth.  We should all go green and not make a lot of trash and we can also walk instead of ride in cars."

"These are awesome!  They can hold wet stuff and the orange one is so big! And you can reuse these over and over and over and over and over again.  This will save the world!"

"These bags help save our world because I can put my food in them then I don't have to throw them away and then I will make less trash."

Friday, February 20, 2015


We had a visitor from Waste Management, Ms. Susie, come to talk to us about recycling.  She taught us all of the things that we can put in single stream recycling and she also showed us how recycling works.  We got to see a video about a recycling plant then we got to feel plastic bottles that had been shredded up then turned into small pellets then turned into something else!  So cool!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras, ya'll!  We learned about this Louisiana holiday in kindergarten today!  We got beads, we wrote about our beads, we made masks, we read stories, we learned some new words, we ate king cake, we crowned a king and queen of Mardi Gras (the kids who got the baby in the king cake piece), and we had a lot of fun!

Making our masks!

A little Mardi Gras fun!

Getting ready for the King Cake!

Our queen of Mardi Gras!

Digging through the King Cake to try to find the baby!

Our queen!

Our king!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Tea Party!

What a fun way to learn manners!  We had a Valentine's Day tea party today!  We learned how to set the table, say please and thank you, wait our turn, and ask to be excused!  We got to snack on finger foods and drink tea with sugar cubes.  Then we made Valentine's and bracelets for people who do not have homes as well as decorate bags that will be filled with food for them.  What world changers we have in our class!  Our last activity was handing out Valentine's which was a highlight of the day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thank you PeopleTowels!

We had a great discussion today on how to make less paper towel and napkin trash.  The kids came up with some great ideas! Their first question was if we could recycle paper towels and napkins.  Since we learned that you cannot recycle "ooey gooey" things, we thought that most of the time we would not be able to recycle them.  So, to still be able to use towels yet also make less trash we decided we could try not to be messy in the first place, only use a little bit of a paper towel and not a lot, and wipe our hand on our sleeves.  We were still concerned about what to do if we ate pancakes and syrup and we needed a towel for that.  This lead to a discussion of reusable towels and napkins that don't have to be thrown away. PeopleTowels ( donated reusable towels for our class to help us be world changers.  We can use them in our lunchbox, at dinner, or by our class sink so we will use less paper towels and napkins.  Thank you, PeopleTowels!

"I like my PeopleTowel because I can clean the whole world with it."

"I like my PeopleTowel because it will help us make less trash."

"I like my PeopleTowel because you can hang it up.  We will make less trash at school because we are going to put a hook by our sink and use one instead of paper towels!"

"I like my PeopleTowel because now I won't make as much trash.  I don't want them to have to make anymore holes for trash because then they will have to kick people out of their houses and that is mean."

"I like the keys on my PeopleTowel", says Eva and "I like the swirls", says Kate!

Friday, February 6, 2015

100th day of school celebration

We had a wonderful day celebrating the 100th day of school complete with bubbles, balloons, 100 treats, necklaces, an adding challenge and an old lady teacher!  It was a fun day to celebrate the number 100!