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June Classroom of the Month — Get In the Scrap!

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Each month the Museum features 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 June, we’re showcasing students from Bucher Elementary School in Lancaster, PA,  who are using Get in the Scrap! in  their math class.  The students and their teacher, Mr. Homan, sat down to answer a few questions for us about their work with Get in the Scrap!

The Scraptastics from Bucher Elementary show off their wattle bottle piggy banks. Oink!

The Scraptastics from Bucher Elementary show off their wattle bottle piggy banks. Oink!

Team Name: The Scraptastics

Number of Get in the Scrap! points thus far: 100

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

“It went along smoothly with our math class. We were able to do some math problems with getinthescrap and discuss recycling and conservation with the students to finish out the year. For example, we had a good discussion about how long the students take showers. We looked up how many liters are used per minute, and then figured out how much water they use in a normal shower. They were surprised!”

What has been your favorite activity? Why?

“The students really loved making the water bottle piggy banks!” Blogger’s note: This is a favorite activity of many participating classrooms. Be creative, reuse materials, and save your change!

This is just one of the many amazing groups participating in the Get in the Scrap! national service learning project. June marks the beginning of summer, so we want to congratulate all students and teachers for their hard work throughout the entire school year. Check out all of their efforts by following the #getinthescrap hashtag on Twitter. Get in the Scrap! will return next fall. Stay tuned for an official launch date!

Post by Chrissy Gregg, Virtual Classroom Coordinator

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