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March Classroom of the Month — Get In the Scrap!

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Each month the Museum will feature a standout classroom participating in Get in the Scrap!. Get in the Scrap! is a national service learning project about recycling and energy conservation, inspired by the scrapping efforts of students during World War II.  Each featured class does stellar work to make a difference in their school, home, community and even the planet!

For March, we’re featuring students from the Monroe Elementary group in Enid, Oklahoma, who are using Get in the Scrap! to help learn more about kids like them and their role in WWII.  The students and their teacher, Amanda Purdy, sat down to answer a few questions for us about their work with Get in the Scrap!

Monroe Elementary students proudly display their recycling box.

Monroe Elementary students proudly display their recycling box.

Team Name: The Energies

Number of Get in the Scrap! points thus far: 57

How has Get in the Scrap! been a good fit for your curriculum? Please explain: 

“Our interest in WWII began with a book that we read by Kirby Larson called Dash.  My students wanted to know more about kids their age during WWII, so Get in the Scrap! was a perfect way to answer their questions and give them hands-on learning activities to participate in throughout the program.”

What has been your favorite activity? Why?

“Our favorite project so far has been the scrap catchers!   We were very surprised with the answers to some of the questions we researched.   My students created a recycling box for our room after doing this project.  They have been reminding each other (and me!) that paper goes in the recycling box not the trash.”

This is just one of the many amazing classrooms participating in the Get in the Scrap! national service learning project. You can learn more and sign up your classroom today at getinthescrap.org!

Post by Savannah Bamburg, Education Intern @ The National WWII Museum 

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