Ms. Sadler’s fourth and fifth grade students harvested so many radishes this November, Garden Leader Carissa Malone suggested they pickle some of them! After gathering their harvest, students also planted a new bunch of radishes, which take about a month to grow.
Today we went searching for different kinds of leaves outside our school. We found some evergreen trees with spruce, pine, holly, and ivy leaves. We also found some deciduous trees with several other leaves including beech, magnolia, sycamore, field maple, and oak leaves. We also found a few pine cones. When we found all we needed we went back inside and made leaf glitter by crunching the leafs. After that we glued them on posters to give to our teachers. Ecology was great! We all had a good time.
WHAT: City of Dunwoody’s Annual Recycling Event
WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 12 – 3 pm
WHO: Dunwoody Residents Only with driver’s license or other proof of residency
WHERE: Georgia Perimeter College, 2101 Womack Road, Parking Lot 11 (Traveling East on Womack Rd, turn right in to the first GPC entrance)
- Adhesives, resins, and epoxies
- Paper documents to be shredded
- Mercury debris/articles/devices
- Lawn care products and pesticides
- Automotive products
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Photo chemicals
- Hobby and artist supplies
- Paints and Paint-related products
- Pharmaceuticals (no DEA controlled substances)
- Cleaners and swimming pool chemicals
Items Not Accepted
- Agricultural wastes
- Bio-hazardous/bio-medical waste
- Radioactive materials
- Poisons (rat, rodent, and insect repellents)
- Syringes, IV bags, or other medical waste
Questions? Contact Rebecca.Keefer@dunwoodyga.gov or 678-382-6800
When Mr. Betz asked what humans could do to help, the kids suggested making laws to preserve natural wildlife habitats, creating national parks, and planting trees.
The Chesnut Changers thank Billy Betz for lending his expertise and time to make our first meeting so informative and action-packed!
“Hello, my name is Spectro the Spark! I’m going to tell you how you can save me, and electricity!”
Thus began yesterday’s Earth Day PSA (public service announcement) from fourth and fifth grade Chesnut Changers, Adams Hollis and Akeem Smith.
Their group was one of four that formed at a recent 4th/5th Grade Ecology Club meeting, to create announcements about environmentally-friendly actions their peers could take.
After examining their own earth-friendly practices, the students chose three main subjects to promote: conserving electricity, biking and growing your own food. This week, in support of Earth Day (April 22), several students performed their advertisements over the morning announcements. Special thanks to Ecology Club Teacher Sponsor Ms. Griffin for helping these students step into the spotlight.
“Save the Spark” by Akeem Smith, Adams Hollis and Audrey Mothershed
Hello, my name is Spectro the Spark! I’m going to tell you how you can save me and electricity! First, you can turn off appliances when you’re not using them, such as a tablet or TV. Second, you can replace your light bulbs with the energy efficient ones or use solar panels. Third and finally, you can turn off the lights when you are not using them. These were a few ideas of how you can save me and electricity.
Bike Riding PSAs by Madison Wright, Courtney Butler, Sarah Lewallyn and Ryleigh Hixon
#2: Student A: (SIGH) I wish I had a fun and healthy way to get to school. Student B: Well, biking is one way! Biking helps the environment and it’s fun. Maybe you’d like to bike with a buddy. This is a healthy way to help the environment and have fun with your friend. Biking to school can help everyone and yourself have a healthy lifestyle. Student A: Thanks, I’ll try it tomorrow!
AT-HOME ACTION: Go through the Chesnut Changers Sustainability Checklist as a family, and take your own Sustainability Pledge.
On Jan. 16, 2014, Ecology Club learned how to upcycle. Upcycling is when you take something you don’t need and make it useful.
We took an empty milk carton and made wallets. First we cut the top and bottom and cleaned it out with a disinfectant wipe. Then we folded it into 3 creases. We pulled it back up and cut the sides to the first crease. We put duct tape on the sides and corners. Finally, we folded it in and on the creases, then put Velcro on it and you are done.
AT-HOME ACTION: Upcycle any composite material container into a wallet or coin purse. To try this at home, use any composite material and follow these instructions.