John Muir Literacy Academy hosted a mini Earth Day celebration with third-grade students the morning of April 21. A representative from the Illinois Department of Transportation demonstrated how to plant a tree, and talked about the benefits of trees and the importance of preserving our resources. Each student got to take home a sapling to plant, donated by IDOT.
Enders-Salk Elementary School was transformed into a jungle April 12 for the school’s annual Baldy Bash Celebrate Reading and Writing Night! The theme was “Wild About Learning,” and students received passports filled with activities they could complete with their families. This included hunting for jungle animal books in the library, reading jungle poems, getting jungle tattoos, spotting the Baldy the Eagle mascot, sharing the Celebrating Reading and Writing book they had created, designing snake bookmarks, creating animals on the computer, listening to a student presentation on saving the manatees, and working on a 40th anniversary commemorative art project.