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Kindergardeners at West Union Attendance Center learned an important phrase this week – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
April 22 is Earth Day and is celebrated nationwide and focuses on numerous ways to be more environmentally friendly and environmentally conscious on a daily basis.
Students in three Kindergarten classes had to either do a report on endangered animals, bring something that came from the Earth, or make something out of recyclable material.
Some of the endangered animals that the students learned about were the panda bear, the Bengal tiger, African elephant, red wold, bald eagle, polar bear, golden toad, afghan turtle, and the pocketbook pearl mussel.
Some students created a bird feeder out of 2-liter bottles, some made flowers out of aluminum cans, or brought seashells or soil from home.
C.J. Shirley learned to not litter and said that we need to take our water bottles to the recycling center. Griffin Bogue learned to save the planet and pick up trash.
Jacob Rossell said, “Recycling is making stuff that has already been used.” Greer Manning learned that it is good to turn off lights when we are not using them.
The students also learned about the importance of trees. Julianne Littlejohn said that trees make toilet paper and trees provide food for us. Maddie Smith said, “Trees help you breathe.” Jacob Rossell said that trees make houses.
Dustin Malone said that they learned about animals.
These students were from Mrs. Mary Jenkins' kindergarten class. In Beverly Hall's kindergarten class, Andrew Sanford said, “Reuse means that you use something and use it again. Recycle means that you take something old and make something out of it.” Sydney Sanders said that reducing involves saving energy and conserving water.
In Sharon Robert's kindergarten class, Bella Brock did a report on the panda bear and said that those animals are in real danger.
Clayton Murphree said, “This is an endangered animal – the Bengal tiger. They can be found in India. They are endangered because people hunt them.”