- February 9, 2013
Second graders at Imagine School at Town Center picked up litter at Town Center’s Central Park as part of a service learning project on Wednesday, May 3.
Over 100 second graders participated in the field trip, setting out at 9 a.m. and returning to the school by 1 p.m. Five teachers and 10 chaperones escorted the students as they walked from the school to the park.
Second grade teacher Danielle Starr wrote in an email to the Observer that the field trip supported a unit on responding to injustice and helping others. The students worked in groups and researched problems in the community and ways to help.
The groups planned out the projects, including materials. Cleaning up litter was the project presented the most frequently, she wrote.
“The students chose this project from an activity we did in class,” Starr said. “They wanted to show good citizenship and help clean up our community.”