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Fifth-graders get a lesson in the “three R’s” – Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

on May 11, 2016

Mrs. Flynn’s fifth-grade students welcomed guest Bill Greene from Sustainable Warwick into their classroom on Wed., May 11, to learn more about the “three R’s” – recycle, reuse and reduce.

Bill Greene from Sustainable Warwick gives a lesson to fifth graders on reusing, recycling and reducing

Mr. Greene from Sustainable Warwick gives a lesson to fifth-graders on recycling, reusing and reducing.

Mr. Greene went through the classroom’s waste and recycling containers to see how well the students know what is trash and what can be recycled. The students were stumped on a few items, but did very well overall!

(Parents, don’t be surprised if your student starts suggesting rinsing and reusing those ziploc bags for lunch and snacks!)

Mr. Greene sorts through the trash and recycling cans  students raise their hands to answer a question  students were surprised to learn that some things can be recycled, while others can not  The middle school does very well with recycling efforts, but there is always room for improvement

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