Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Environment
Date: April 26, 2021
To celebrate Earth Day, students at Lockhart Elementary School in the Massapequa School District planted seeds, wrote poems and created color crafts. Children made commitments to helping their planet by identifying small acts they can take, such as planting trees and recycling.
Kindergartners in Kim Mollica’s class read “The Tiny Seed,” then got their hands a little dirty. They learned how to reuse materials by making planting pots out of the bottom half of plastic water bottles. Each student added a small layer of rocks, then scooped in a bunch of soil before placing two sunflower seeds inside.
Ms. Mollica said it was a practice activity for when they plant seeds for a Lockhart school garden. Children took their planters home, where they will watch the flowers grow.
In Melissa Carney’s class, students wrote acrostic poems, using “Earth Day” and made creative interpretations of the globe using paper plates and blue and green construction paper. Each child in Monica Rosario’s second grade class made a “My Little Book About Earth Day” and also colored in a picture of a globe with a big heart in the middle to celebrate their love for the Earth.
1: Lockhart Elementary School kindergartner Dylan Driscoll was excited to plant sunflower seeds and will take his planter home to watch them grow.
2: Second graders Kegan Rourke and Chase Mulhern helped write an acrostic poem about Earth Day and made their own globe crafts.
3: Second grader Peter Tascarella showed his love for the Earth.
4: Kindergartner Lydia Tweedie added sunflower seeds to the soil for an Earth Day project.
Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District