March 10, 2011

What made you smile today? Or what did you do that made you feel good?

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February 11, 2011

Wantagh Animal Rights and Recycling - 2/11

Today February 11,2011 we did our normal recycling routine. We received more information about our Seal Watch we will be attending this Sunday. We also a Valentines Day bake sale to raise money for animal centers and different things for the club.-

January 14, 2011

Wantagh Animal Rights and Recycling - 1/14

Today, January 14, 2011, members of our club went to our local animal to drop off our collection of toys, food, blankets and even money that people have donated. We also had people sign up to do the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center Seal Walk. This seal watch will take place on February 12th 2011 at Jones Beach and is $3 a person. After collecting all the recycling bins in each classroom and the big bins in the cafeterias, a group of students went to King Kullen to recycle the bottles to raise money for our club. Today was a very eventful and successful day!

January 07, 2011

Wantagh Animal Rights and Recycling - 1/7

Hello. The past couple of weeks we have been collecting supplies, food, treats, blankets, toys and donations for our local animal shelter. Today we recycled, like we do every Friday. Along with our normal recycling load we collected boxes from the science rooms and recycled them.

December 17, 2010

Wantagh Animal Rights and Recycling - 12/17

December 17, 2010

Today our club, Wantagh Animal Right and Recycling a.k.a W.A.R.R has recycled classroom paper and bottles as we do every friday. Today we filled up the big blue bins we have to the top! We have successfully sponsored a dog from the Kent Animal Shelter, and for the holidays we are collecting gifts to give to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.

March 21, 2010

RCA and Terracycle

Roosevelt Children's Academy joined Terracycle along with many other schools from this blog. We are collecting chip bags, juice pouches and expo markers. Thanks to HUB Business Support our computer service company each classroom in the whole school got a blue recycle bin. The Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Graders did the best job at collecting there upcycling stuff. The seventh graders help sort the chip bags and juice pouches into boxes. We had two boxes of juice pouches and one box of chip bags! We send off our boxes and our school received . The K, 1, 2, and 3s did a really good job! The 7th graders really toughed out the sorting! GO GREEN RCA! 

Sustainable Living Field Trip to Hofstra

During the first two weeks of March, Hofstra University had a sustainable living exhibit. The sixth graders from Roosevelt Children's Academy took a trip to the exhibit one Thursday morning. We learned so much!  We learned about reusable containers and how they help our environment. We learned about composting and the purpose of the worms in compost. We got to hold worms in our hands, look at the picture! We each planted our own vegetable seed to take home with us. They also gave us two plants to care for at our school. We read books about going green, we learned how much energy we could save by bicycling to and from school and we learned so much more. It was a great morning and we are so happy we went. We thank Hofstra for allowing us this opportunity and helping us with this learning experience!

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Sixth Graders at Roosevelt Children’s Academy Simulate a Landfill!

The sixth grade students here in Roosevelt were very confused about what happened to our garbage. The students felt that they threw away so much garbage a day and they did not understand what happened to it all. In technology class with Ms. Gallo the students were asked to bring in some garbage that they would normally throw out. Students brought in plastic bottles, paper dishes, cardboard boxes, plastic silverware, juice pouches, cookie wrappers, an old tee-shirt, clothing tags, and a broken cell phone, lots of paper, pens and pencils. Ms. Gallo brought in food items including a school breakfast, a school lunch, chicken bones, carrots, cucumbers and old cold cuts. We then put all of this garbage in a plastic container. We got some free dirt from a neighbor of our school; we covered the garbage with dirt, closed the container and put it out back. We plan to check back with our landfill in a few months to see what has decomposed and what hasn’t.

March 09, 2010

Energy Efficient Homes

The Students at the Bellport Academic Center are studying Where We Live, Land Use and Planning. They are interested in the solar decathalon held in Washington DC. The students are bringing in speakers to help them design energy efficient solar homes that they hope to someday make reality in their own life.

February 03, 2010

The High School Students at Bellport Academic Center are concerned about nitrogen and phosphorus in our water. We think clean water is an important part of a green Long Island. We have a bay tank, we are testing the water for oxygen, nitrogen and phosporus and observing the food web for stress. We are also going out into the field and testing the Patchogue River. Our results can be seen at www.liwatersentinels.org . We are the Patchogue Partners. Click data.
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