HEBRON | Poems about garbage, songs about Mother Earth and costumes made from trash cans highlighted Hebron Elementary School’s Earth Day program on Tuesday.
Sooooooo . . . they all dressed up like Oscar the Grouch? Oscar’s green too, you know.
The event was the culminating activity for all that fourth graders have learned about energy and conservation over the year, teacher Chris Robbins said. The message of the program, which included a skit on how coal is made, was to take care of the planet, Robbins said.
And, according to the caption on this picture, dressing up like “Energy Pigs.” Oh yeah — THAT’s Education!
The program featured a cross-curricular element of eco-oriented music arranged by music teacher Wanda Vawter.
The Theme from the movie “WaterWorld”, pehaps? Or perhaps the medley from “The Day After Tomorrow?”
Robbins has organized a number of energy-related lessons and events through the year, with the help of a $10,000 A+ For Energy grant she received from oil company BP.
I understand how you get a grant from BP oil for environmental causes — BP makes a big promotional deal about being environmentally friendly. I’m just wondering if they know about Mister ‘Energy Pig” pictured above. Isn’t getting us to use more energy at the heart of BP’s strategy? It’s, like, what they sell.
As part of the class’s energy focus, parents are being encouraged to join in the greening. Students have taken home Energy Star pledges asking parents to vow to change at least one light bulb to a low-energy variety.
Does it qualify for child abuse if you naked green Energy Police kid breaks the light bulb and gets some of the (highly toxic) mercury on their naked green hands while changing your lightbulb?
Other schools around the county have also joined in on Earth Day events. In Kouts, fourth graders decorated reusable bags and offered them to shoppers at a local grocery store.
Okay — the ONLY part of the article I agree with here. I hat those little plastic bags with a passion, and got in the habit of using the reuseable bags when I lived in Europe. That’s good stuff — although I’m assuming they’re not letting anked green 4th graders wander unattended through the grocery store giving out cloth bags.
But you never know with these enviro-nutjobs. Look again at that poor “Energy Pig” kid again.
At Wheeler High School today, teachers and staff will wear T shirts reading “Be Green. Celebrate Earth Day.”
Again with the “Be green.” Enough with the Tempra paint kids already!
Here’s an idea — how about for Earth Week we just have these teachers do what they did during “Earth Day” last month. Turn out the lights, and sit in the dark.
In the auditorium. For the entire week. Quietly.
See, I could get behind that. We’ll even have the naked green kids guard the doors so none of them get out.