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Our project started with our own classrooms. In our 6th grade curriculum, it is required to go outside and research a spot, called adopt-a-spot. With this opportunity, students can make recommendations for habitat enhancement, which will be transferred to our participants for backyard workdays. Backyard Workdays are after-school or during weekends, and all parents students and staff are welcomed. These are days where we work on maintaining the habitats we have already created and reforesting our backyard further,and this way our classrooms can help out with this project. We work on this by planting various native trees and shrubs, adding mulch to our trails, and generally beautifying our backyard.
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We have taken four actions to help achieve our goal. Pennies for Paws is a competition between Hillside's 5th and 6th graders. Whichever grade donates the most money, in pennies gets their choice music during their lunch period for a week. Any other coin values are subtracted from the total points earned by the grade level. This year more than $400 was raised from the competition. We also have an event called The Community Connection Collections. Our students donate items that are on a provided list from the Somerset County Animal Shelter. At the end of the collection, the class with the most donations earns a pizza party. This year more than 1200 items were collected for the shelter. We also made toys out of empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls for the animals during Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service. Finally at our annual Forest Fest, we invited the Animal Shelter to come in with shelter pets for adoption. At our last Forest Fest, we had both dogs and cats who were able to find forever homes.
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At the Chelsea, we do many different service activities with the seniors. One is Bingo Night. We visit for a couple of hours in the evening once a month to play bingo with the seniors. This is not to raise money, but rather to give the seniors something to look forward to with us in Roots & Shoots. Seniors there do not normally get many visitors, and having us there, brightens their day and puts a smile on their faces. We love going there and they enjoy it just as much! Another thing we do is perform for the residents a few times throughout the school year. For example on MLK Day of Service, we took our school's Variety Show there to share with them. We also perform the vocal and orchestral Winter and Spring Concerts for the residents. Whenever we do a musical at our school, we also perform it at the Chelsea.
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Our project will purchase composting works, a pitchfork, work gloves and hopefully a wheelbarrow.
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Students will research composting, create education materials to share and create a compost collection bin for food waste.
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Students will research composting, create education materials to share and create a compost collection bin for food waste.
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We sent Ted the Bear on a world trip to spread the word about diversity and Autism and in return to teach us about Geography other world cultures.
Ecuador
El proyecto tiene como objetivo la construcción de una biblioteca con material reciclado, con donación de libros y la integración de la comunidad en la elaboración del espacio de recreación que también incluye espacios verdes, esto se realizará en una escuela rural en la Ciudad de Loja en el cantón Loja.
United States
Fourth grade students will research and identify a variety of books about composting and purchase these books with funds from the mini-grant.
Sweden
We will build as much as we can without buying anything new. For example, we will collect wool from our schools own sheep.

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