Recycling Made Cents for Waverly Students

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Project-based learning inspired fifth-grade students at Waverly Elementary School to go above and beyond as they developed a contest to promote recycling across the building.

A group of students in Danielle Sexton and Kristina Fulcher’s class developed the initiative after being asked the question of how they can help the environment. They then collaborated to develop a buildingwide recycling contest, where the grade level who recycled the most plastic water bottles would receive a pajama, movie and popcorn party. Through rigorous promotion, the students spread the word about the contest and also created signs for each garbage can in the building. 

At the completion of the contest, the student effort earned $30 in recycled water bottles, which was used to purchase the reward for the fourth- and fifth-grade students who won the contest.