Even as they wound down to the final days of school, students at
Saints Cyril and Methodius School in Deer Park turned their attention to
thinking of planet earth.
SSCM Kindergarten teacher, Mrs.
Lisa Shirreffs shared a fun and earth-friendly recycling activity with
her students during the last week of school. Collecting thousands of
used crayons, the students got involved in a community service through
the "Crazy Crayons Project", which has made it possible to stop 105,000
pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills with the help from schools, organization educators and kids across this country.
national crayon recycling program is simple and brilliant. Students
collect unwanted crayons, used, broken, unpopular colors. They then
have a fun time sorting, counting and boxing them up and shipping them
to Crazy Crayons, where they are melted down and made into new crayons.
These new crayons are sent to hospitals, orphanages
and inner city schools. The students found this to be a great
interactive learning experience and it was a perfect way for our
youngest students to have a way to give back to others.
information on Saints Cyril and Methodius School, visit www.sscmweb.org
or call 1.631.667.4044. To get involved in the Crazy Crayon Project and
start a collection of your own, visit www.crazycrayons.com.
To see more pictures of our SSCM kindergarteners in action, click here