Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day is every day for some Calif. students in special education

Fesler Junior High students from left, Cheyenne Drum, Alexis Montano, Jasmin Clayton and Israel Hernandez recycle classroom materials Monday. A dozen students from the school collect the bins from classrooms every Friday. //Mark Brown/Staff

A number of California schools celebrate Earth Day all year long by involving students in their efforts to recycle. Students in the special-education Advancement Via Individual Determination program at Fesler Junior High School lead their school's initiative and use the money they raise from recycling bottles to pay for class trips. "It's building self-esteem for our [students with special needs] because they're providing services to our school and, of course, it gets us all thinking more environmentally," said Principal Barbara Walker. Santa Maria Times (Calif.)

1 comment:

Character Education said...

They are utilizing the fund money in the much better way. Coz the students in the special education need more concentration than the normal students. I think these types of school trips must be necessary for these institutes. Fesler Junior High School is doing a great job and i am sure that they 'll continue this productive activity. Nice work guys. Keep it up.

Good Luck.......

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