Thursday, February 14, 2013

PHS LEAF Project!

PHS’ LEAF 2012 Team’s first few weeks of 2013 have been very exciting and productive. Our young PHS LEAF leaders have inspired PHS 4th and 5th graders to get to know their waste. They accomplished this through an intensive analysis of the waste students produce during their day-to-day learning at PHS. Students have loved learning to sort and catalog their garbage, recycling and composting.  Our students’ favorite parts of this project have been applying their math skills and learning how to use the balance beams from the PHS science lab to measure the mass of the waste they’ve produced. Young PHS mathematicians/environmentalists have done a precise and accurate job of measuring, recording and organizing project data. 

On Friday, January 18, 2013 our PHS LEAF students collaborated with Recology Artists in Residence and PHS teachers to support PHS’ 4th and 5th graders as they transformed their trash into art. It was an exciting, creative and collaborative process that embodied the values and mission of the PHS community. The results were fantastic!

Please visit YouTube to enjoy the ARTT (Awareness Reduction Transforming Trash) Project kickoff video and the video documenting Friday afternoon’s creative process and the transformation of PHS school trash into artistic representations of the PHS mascot!

Here is a link to more photos documenting much of the learning process and incredible art projects!

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