World Water Day

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March Slice of Life            

This is the 3rd year that our fifth graders have celebrated World Water Day.  It began 3 years ago when the fifth grade team read the book, A  Long Walk to Water.  We worked as a school to fund raise money for a well in Sudan.  Through the Gates Foundation we came across the idea for students to create paper beads because at the time the Gates Foundation was  giving a $1.00 for every bead.  Fifth graders went to the lower grades with magazines and taught the students how to make the beads.   We made over 1,000 beads.  This is our 3rd year that we have gone on a field trip to Nestle to celebrate World Water Day.  Students are put into stations and learn a great deal of information about the amount of usable water there is in this world. Not much.  They also learned about recycling.  It is always a great time.

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I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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3 Responses to World Water Day

  1. ritakenefic says:

    World Water Day is such a great idea! This project sounds amazing and it is so important for kids to recognize water as a precious resource.

  2. rdicarne says:

    I loved that book. I read it to my class a couple of years ago when our school was raising money for a well in Africa. We take so much for granted.

  3. Elana Waugh says:

    This is great. I would like to know more about it. My fifth graders are raising funds and donations of healthy snacks for students at a Flint, Michigan elementary school because they can’t drink the water due to the lead. If you are not familiar with the issue, you should check it out. Kuddos to your students for doing good.

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