Saving the Planet

This was a great week at Van Allen!

Wednesday was Earth Day, so we spent the week discussing what we can do to take care of our planet in guidance. Although Earth Day comes around once a year, caring for the earth is something we have to do every single day of the year. The students came up with so many important ways they can make a difference in the environment. We talked about recycling, reusing items, planting trees, picking up trash, and not wasting food and water.

We took time to look at the evolution of how our environment has been more strained and abused over the years, and had some eye-opening conversation about what the real impact of this will be in the future.

Many students shared their knowledge, including the effects of global warming, and how in the next ten years, many islands around the world are projected to be submerged underwater because of the melting ice caps.

For the writing activity, the students wrote about the ways they could change our world for the better. And for our video, we watched Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

I am including the link below:

In addition to thinking about we can save the planet, remember that on Monday from 3-6pm, we’ll be saving lives at Van Allen! We have our blood drive and bone marrow registration event taking place. Please be sure to stop by!

Have a great weekend!

Shameem Balakrishnan
School Counselor

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