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May 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 May, we’re featuring students from Sovereign Avenue School in Atlantic City, New Jersey, who are using Get in the Scrap! in every discipline.  The students and their teacher, Ms. Williams, sat down to answer a few questions for us about their work with Get in the Scrap!

The Dolphins from Sovereign Avenue School in New Jersey show of their water bottle piggy banks.

The Dolphins from Sovereign Avenue School in New Jersey show of their water bottle piggy banks.

Team Name: The Dolphins

Number of Get in the Scrap! points thus far: 89

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

“I have incorporated ideas from this program into Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math.  The students have learned parts of speech from Scrap Libs, learned about alternative energy sources (and researching and writing a brochure), and even explored their artistic sides by creating piggy banks with recycled water bottles and art scraps.”

What has been your favorite activity? Why?

“When I asked my students about their favorite activity, they were evenly split between the recycled piggy banks and the Scrap Libs.  They all talked about the fun they had working with others, and enjoying the opportunity to be creative.”

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 Chrissy Gregg, Virtual Classroom Coordinator

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