Howard Elementary’s Preschool Promise Program Has 17 amazing kids, ages 3-5, who are very excited about taking care of our planet! Our students compost leftover raw fruits and vegetables daily, and have 2 spaces in our school garden that they care for. We reuse materials for projects, recycle, and talk about conservation. Decorating a parachute to raise awareness about the influence of plastics on our environment just made sense. We pre-taught a lesson using stuffed animals and plastic bags, containers and fasteners to demonstrate how animal can become entangled or stuck in them on land or in water. That led to a discussion on where to dispose properly of plastics, and what we can do if we see plastics laying around or on the beach. We had so much fun doing this project together! Thank you.
-Gretchen Baxter, Pre K teacher
Photos of Parachutes at Schools and at First Friday Art Walk/Farmers' Market