AVON-BY-THE-SEA — Avon-By-The-Sea celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day on Friday, April 21 at the Avon School with first and eighth graders, a tradition that has spanned for over a decade.
“We hold this event every year to promote the importance of helping our planet, not only on Earth Day but everyday,” said first grade teacher Abbey Doane. “The first and eighth grade classes have been working so hard on a few collaborative projects over the past few weeks.”
On Friday, the students gathered in front of the school with first graders showing off their colorful paper earth day crowns. Ms. Doane addressed the crowd of parents and officials from the environmental commission and the garden club and expressed her gratitude towards their attendance.
The first grade students stood in front of the crowd and read out poems they created in class about their favorite part of Earth Day. Some of the poems touched on conserving energy, including one that read ‘Make the Earth bright by turning off the light’, while others touched on keeping the beach clean, including one that read ‘Keep the beach clean and be an Earth Day Queen.’
“We recently just wrapped up our poetry unit and we are so excited to write poems with a purpose for this event,” said Ms. Doane. “We were inspired by the ‘One Thing Movement’ that promotes the idea that everyone should choose one thing that they pledge to do to help our environment.”
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