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Recycling Education Unite LTC and Cleveland Elementary Students

Lindsay L, first grader at Cleveland Elementary School, was the winner of a special program coordinated by Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) PTK (Phi Theta Kappa), a student honor society.

The program is one sponsored by PTK to encourage students to create art with recycled materials.

Ann Bunke, art teacher at Cleveland School, chose to have the first grade class create a fish based on the book "The Rainbow Fish," and she linked it to the character education program at the elementary school.

Materials she used included recycled cardboard and old CD's because these seemed to be materials that were in abundance of being put in the trash or recycle box at school.

The school children also used other recycled materials such as buttons for the eyes, and yarn for hanging. The class discussed pattern and repetition in order to decorate the fish.

The class also had the opportunity to visit LTC where they learned about new and interesting ways to recycle energy, particularly focusing on the wind turbine and how that worked and how all the things that everyone did to recycle all contribute to making Earth more clean and safe for future generations.

The LTC PTK chapter is recognized by the number of stars it achieves each year. This year they are aiming for ‘five stars' which is quite a big undertaking - they have done great in the past accomplishing ‘three stars.' The recycling program done in conjunction with Cleveland Elementary is another way to add a star.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 12, 2009