The Go Greeners! Matt Fontaine Rose Andreottola Dana Sheehan Erin Hawkes Alexa Fiorita
Overview <ul><li>Purpose/ How we developed our team </li></ul><ul><li>Our ARD project/process </li></ul><ul><li>What we’ve learned about teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>How we met the project criteria </li></ul>
Purpose <ul><li>Form a successful team </li></ul><ul><li>Work together to provide the children of the Brooks School with the information and motivation they need to learn why and how to recycle in school, and at home. </li></ul>
Getting in touch <ul><li>Attempt to contact Taylor School </li></ul><ul><li>No Response from principal </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, Brooks School Responds </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor School responds, but we already finalized with Brooks School </li></ul>
The Meeting <ul><li>Met with the Brooks School principal Mr. Sullivan on Oct 14 th </li></ul><ul><li>Discussed our project idea, dates to hold contest, having a parade with older grades </li></ul><ul><li>Letter to parents and PTA </li></ul>
Letter to the PTA <ul><li>To whom it may concern, </li></ul><ul><li>We the students from the UMASS Dartmouth are writing to you, the PTA of the Brooks School, to inform you of the recycling project we are planning that will take place during the week of November 15 th -19 th . This will consist of a weeklong paper recycling contest between the third, fourth and fifth grades. At the beginning of the week we will conduct a presentation for the children of the Brooks School in hopes of providing information on how and why to recycle and hopefully spark their interest to participate in this competition. </li></ul><ul><li>On Friday, November 19 th we will be hosting a poster parade in celebration of the week long contest, so that they can show the younger students of the school what they have learned and accomplished. We also have planned to throw the winning classroom of the paper contest a pizza party as their award, and we will be providing all other participants a small goody bag for their participation. We were hoping that you would be interested in sponsoring this pizza party for the winning classroom. This would be extremely helpful as we are providing the posters and the goody bags, and we feel that the winning classroom deserves an additional prize. Again, this would be greatly appreciated as we are hoping to further their knowledge and desire to recycle in the future, while having a fun experience in the meantime. Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li>Erin Hawkes, Dana Sheehan, Rose Andreottola, Matt Fontaine, Alexa Fiorita </li></ul>
The Waiting Game <ul><li>CORI forms </li></ul><ul><li>Filled this form out the day after our first meeting with Mr. Sullivan </li></ul><ul><li>We worked on our presentation that we would present to each class </li></ul>
Finally… <ul><li>CORIS approved after 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Blue bins and scale </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling meeting times </li></ul>
Instructions for Teachers <ul><li>We the students of UMASS Dartmouth would like to inform you of our recycling project to increase knowledge, awareness, and habit of recycling! Brief Description of Project: We plan to do a recycling project with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to increase awareness and motivation to recycle. We’ll start with a week-long paper recycling contest within each classroom and the winning class will receive a pizza party on Friday, November 19th. We’ll be conducting a brief presentation for the students on recycling prior to the competition so they know what and why they’re doing it. During the week they will be working on posters for a poster parade around the school on Friday to teach the younger kids what they learned. We’re leaving it up to the teachers to decide what they would like to do with the posters/if and where they would like to hang them up for show in the school. We’re also awarding all students with a small prize for their participation all week. Schedule of Activities: Monday, 11/15 @9:15: Brief (5-10 minute) presentation to each grade on the importance of recycling and how and what to recycle/brief explanation of paper contest and the plan for the rest of the week. Wednesday, 11/17 @9:15: We’ll provide each grade with an example of a poster we made to inspire them with ideas and a brief explanation of what we expect for the posters. We’re leaving it up to the teachers to decide whether they want to make groups of four for the kids or let the kids make groups themselves. We will go around offering our help to each group to get started. The kids can work on their posters Thursday as well if the teacher allows it. Friday, 11/19 @10:00: We will weigh each recycling bin to determine the winner of the contest. We will then have the kids hold a mini parade around the school with their posters, which will end in the gym for a group picture. Here is where we will announce the winner of the paper contest and also hand out the individual prizes to each kid. The winning class will then have their pizza party. Thank you! </li></ul>
First Event <ul><li>We went into the school at 9am on Nov. 15 th </li></ul><ul><li>Presented our project to each grade </li></ul><ul><li>(Powerpoint presentation) </li></ul>
Poster Parties <ul><li>Returned to the school at 10am on Wed. Nov 17 th </li></ul><ul><li>We brought in examples of pictures of recycling ideas the kids could draw on their own posters </li></ul><ul><li>They all created their own team names </li></ul><ul><li>We walked around each classroom offering our help and our own ideas </li></ul>
Friday: The Event <ul><li>Collected and weighed the bins/determined winner </li></ul><ul><li>Lined up kids in cafeteria by class </li></ul><ul><li>Rose & Matt led the parade through kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade with Erin, Dana, and Alexa following </li></ul><ul><li>Entered each class stating the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who we are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we’re doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why we’re here </li></ul></ul>
Event cont. <ul><li>Ended the parade back in the cafeteria where we announced the winner- 4th grade class (won by only 1/2 a pound to a 3rd grade class) </li></ul><ul><li>Took pictures of each class with their posters and gave out goodie bags to each kid for participating </li></ul><ul><li>Said our goodbyes (the kids were sad to see us go!) and were even offered jobs as substitute teachers from the principal, Mr. Sullivan :) </li></ul>
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