Friday, June 6, 2008

Tuckahoe Elementary School

I just found these pictures from an impressive event that Tuckahoe Elementary School conducted for Earth Day.

Take Pride May 08

This was a schoolwide event, with 500+ students, teachers, and parents involved. They joined together to clean up and improve their Discovery Schoolyard and the adjacent Tuckahoe Park.

The second grade class spent their energies cleaning up the Friendship Garden and planting butterfly plants in their Art/Butterfly Garden. The kindergarten class held outdoor expeditions and planted flowers in Bean Sprout Corner. The first graders went on a scavenger hunt around the school and learned about the third grade's dry streambed construction to alleviate erosion into the Chesapeake Bay. The third grade planted native plants in their meadow restoration project. Fourth graders spent their time readying their Colonial Village gardens and site for their annual fair. Last but certainly not least, the fifth grade class cleaned up around their Greek Pavilion, planted native plants on the hillside above Peter Rabbit's Garden, and planted recycled milk jugs for the Arlington Food Assistance Center salad share program.

Check out the pictures, this was a truly impressive Earth Day school project. Tuckahoe Elementary School, you guys did a great job! Keep up the good work.

I especially like the unique names to all of the different gardens and sites around the school grounds.

Take Pride May 08 (3)

Take Pride May 08 (2)

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