Members of the student council at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School spent April doing their part to spread the message of protecting the earth around their school.
The student council visited classrooms in kindergarten through second grade to speak to students about the environment. After reading “Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story,” the fifth-grade members of the student council shared information with the younger students on how they could protect the oceans.
The student council members made a poster and crafted a matching game featuring the characters from the book. The game required students to match the animal to the proper food they were supposed to be eating in the ocean and “recycle” the plastics to match up with a recycling bin when they uncovered those cards. Students in grades three through five also participated in an Earth Day project by crafting their own bookmarks for a schoolwide contest.