Last week, our amazing student council inspired the Union School community with their creativity and innovations. Check out this PowerPoint made by Student Council advisors, Wendy Bourget and Ben Stern-highlighting the poetry, the games and toys made from recycled “trash,” Earth Day songs, and even a picture book. I will try to post more pictures later this week-including photos of fourth graders in their fashionable ”garbage garb.” You will never look at a cereal box the same way again!
Earth Day Assembly Student Council
And here’s the Principal’s National Poetry Month Challenge for the week:
It’s time to change the world. Write a poem to inspire the reader to protect our earth. Even small changes can make a difference. Here’s a poem I wrote today:
Paper or Plastic?
A new island is forming
Twice the size of Texas
Bite sized pieces of destruction
Swept away, swirling
These dangerous villains
Seabirds and fishes
Washed up on beaches
An invisible dust bowl:
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
And as I pay for my groceries you ask,
“Will that be paper or plastic?”
As if my decision will make a difference.
If you want to read more about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch check out these sites: