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We will be establishing a learning garden by renovating a plot of land. We will plant trees to create some shadier areas, and plant only native plants. Our garden will be split into a butterfly garden, edible plants garden, and native plants garden with benches and walking paths between each plot. We will also retrofit a rainwater collection basin to provide water for the plants. Students will help out in based on their grade level, with younger students helping to paint and lay bricks to outline each plot and older students helping with more heavy lifting-esque activities.
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We will work with LA Conservation Corp and Tree People to create raised bed gardens. Our first School Beautification day is Saturday, October 8th starting at 9:00 AM. Tree People is coming to work with the students on Tuesday, September 13 to design the garden.
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Kids On Board will create a space where children can contribute and display their own work on human diversity. This will concretize the lessons they learn on the topic and serve as a catalyst for conversation in the broader community as well. By giving ownership of the process to children, we further empower them to become the empathetic adults our world so desperately needs!
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Bring the beauty and art of music to the community. We will work with children daily to ensure the musical education aspect is broadened in their span of life. The opportunities will be visible to all qualified families in the community.
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What my project will do is to improve the beauty of my city, provide enough shade for people could stop using AC, and it will help people with their health. A group of students and I will go around Huntington Park and plant trees in parks and homes.
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What my project will do is to improve the beauty of my city, provide enough shade for people could stop using AC, and it will help people with their health. A group of students and I will go around Huntington Park and plant trees in parks and homes.
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One of our community's biggest issue is the fact that our community isn't really a community, its a very divided neighborhood where people tend to have their own agenda. Problem with that is people who go to out neighborhood council go with conflicting goals, but that's for another project. In order to put the garden into effect we really need the backing of the council, so step one will be getting a proposal they're willing to approve. When we have permission and the proper paper work done, our local Audubon center is going to help provide native plants for our growing. Our local Home Depot is well known for providing discounts for people who need supplies for a community project so hopefully we can make a deal with them. Neighborhood council will hopefully provide us some funds, but if it doesn't cover it then we'll have to get a community fundraiser going, which wouldn't be too hard, but we're interested in seeing where this goes.
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We have a huge Lower School (K-4) event each year called Capture the Campus and this is a fun event to help students feel comfortable on all parts of our campus. We have a middle school as well, but during this event those students and teachers are away on class trips. Thus, Lower School has the campus to ourselves. For years we have had many exciting and out-of-the-ordinary events during this week, and this year we added a service component because service is really important at our school. Each grade level selected a project that helped our campus or community in some way. We wanted to post the project here because two of our third graders recently went to a talk by Jane Goodall and were inspired to do a Roots and Shoots project. Our third graders selected the campus beautification project and spent a significant amount of time working to clean our campus. Many of them also spread mulch around our landscaping. Our kindergartners spent time picking up trash around our campus. We have about 21 acres of property, including wooded areas and a creek where many native species live. Thus, keeping our property clean and taken care of directly impacts how the native species are doing. First grade developed relationships with our community neighbors. They made signs for them, visited, and even sung a song to help strengthen our relationship with our neighbors. Second grade worked to make signs, letters, and art to welcome students from other schools who will be on our campus this summer for our Horizons Austin Trinity program. Collecting, sorting, and returning lost and found items was a fourth grade projects, and wow does that help our community in more ways than you might think. Plus, we are hoping it help students realized how important it was to be responsible with their own items. Fourth grade also designed and decorated stationary to give to faculty for all the letters they need to write throughout the year. Our Mandarin classes teamed up with our technology classes to write and deliver thank you notes to folks on campus who are instrumental in the daily running of the school, but who the children do not see very often. Gratitude is a trait we are hoping to instill in our students. Singing telegrams were delivered by some of our second graders in music class to staff members who have helped behind the scenes prepare for all of our Lower School musicals.
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We will raise awareness and funds for people in great need. Our pots will beautify people's homes and the plants will improve air quality.
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The first grade theme in social studies class this year is “community”. In the beginning of the year, we studied the Agnes Irwin community by taking a walking tour of the campus. We visited the Upper School and the areas where students study, hang out and eat. The first grade students were appalled by the trash and the various possessions the older students left behind. There were pens, hair ties, plastic wrappers, soda cans, and much more. Every first grader picked up at least two items of trash. When we went looking for a trashcan or recycling bins, we were surprised we could not find any. The students were eager to think of solutions to reduce trash at our school. We read The Earth Book, by Todd Parr, to help us understand what we could do to improve our school and preserve the planet for everyone. We also watch videos on the importance of recycling and caring for the environment.

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