Number of Participants: 16
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $135
Event Type: Environment
Date: March 4, 2020
To culminate their classroom lessons on penguins, first grade students in Jennifer Meschi’s class at Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School performed a reader’s theater based on the “Tacky the Penguin” book series. Family members were invited into the classroom where the students shared their pet penguin stories and the research they conducted and organized on the aquatic birds, discussed the nonfiction penguin books they wrote and ended the project with a special penguin art project.
To add to the festivities, the students collected 832 bottles for recycling and will dedicate the funds to “adopting” an endangered African penguin from the Georgia Aquarium.
Photo caption: Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School first graders showcased their recycled bottle collection.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District