Students at each of the Beachwood schools participated in activities to celebrate Earth Week. Below are just a few examples:
Michelle Mayer’s first grade class at Bryden did a project to make
something new out of something old. With the terms Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle in mind, they used materials such as egg cartons, paper towel
rolls, cereal boxes, metal cans, and plastic bottles to create pencil
holders, bird feeders, cards, airplanes, planters, and banks.
Sherry Bogart’s second grade class at Bryden collected all the trash
that they used in their class and in the lunchroom so the students could
visually realize just how much trash one classroom makes in a single
school day. They also read The Magic Finger, by Roald Dahl, a
wonderful, very imaginative story that provides the reader with the
author's point of view on taking care of the earth.
Lisa Goldman’s Fiddle Factory, a performing troupe from Hilltop,
performed in the Wolf Den at the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo as part of
the zoo's Earth Day Coalition festivities.
- The Beachwood
Middle School Ecology Club raised awareness for the environment by
asking students to wear earth colors each day. Monday was blue day for
clean water, rivers, lakes and oceans; Tuesday was white day for clean
air; Wednesday students wore brown and orange for clean soil, and
Thursday they wore green for “Going Green!”
High School's Green Dream class hosted its fourth annual Eco-Friendly
Business Showcase, drawing thousands of spectators to visit more than
100 "green" business exhibitors.
- The Beachwood High
School Ecology Club purchased plants for classrooms. They also plan park
visits and another "dinner and a movie" fundraiser night, and they
continue to gather all of the school's recycling on a weekly basis.