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Second Grade Conducts Environmental Studies for Earth Month

For the month of April, students in Kim Knox’s second grade class focused on recycling and conservation in honor of Earth Month. While everyone has been spending a lot more time at home, it presented the perfect opportunity for students to examine the environment surrounding them and their homes. One of the projects the students completed began with a deep dive into exploring their backyards. They were tasked with finding something interesting, researching that item, and designing a project to present to the class. “Robins, magnolia trees, deer, Canadian geese, and dandelions were a few of the pieces of nature that were intriguing to students,” said Knox. These projects were delivered using a variety of methods, including Google Slides and student-created videos.

Mrs. Knox also used this opportunity to discuss with her second graders the environmental impact of staying home during this time of physical distancing, and the unintended results of cleaner air and a reduction in pollution. “We’ve also noticed many more animals showing themselves while humans are staying indoors,” she said. Students also participated in a virtual celebration of Earth Day (pictured below).

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