Introductions and Photos from Monster Classes
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We are Junior 5 from St. Matthew's College in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This is our first experience joining an International project. We are very excited!
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by taking care of the our planet.
2. We understand that global climate change happens because we contribute to air pollution and littering.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by recycling.
We are ready to take part in the Monster project! Jennifer Verschoor
from Class 4, Mr Humble’s group from St
Oswald’s School in Burneside England. We are 9, 10 and 11
year olds who are very keen to get going in this year’s Monster
Project. This will be the seventh
Mr Humble’s Class. We also like to play internet chess and if
anyone would like a chess match against some keen English students,
please get in touch: email@example.com
Burneside can be found at Latitude - 54.3556 N, Longitude -2.7628 WYou can find out more about us on our wiki (http://humbleclass.wikispaces.org or our new school website at http://www.st-oswalds.cumbria. sch.uk
The photo is of my class during the Hawse End residential in the Lakes. They are sitting in a set of giant wooden sculpted hands by the side of Derwent Water (a lake near Keswick). Outdoor learning adventure to kick the year off.
Here is the introduction from Teachers: Lin-lin Tan, Li-Chi Hsu at Sih-Wei Elementary School in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Latitude: north of the equator: 22-25, Longitude:
east of the equator: 120-122
We always try to help the
earth. We help by
recycling, planting trees that will take away
carbon and by making sure that our trash is not in the
Our monster would find answers
to all sorts of problems and fix them.
He would exhale oxygen, and he would take a shower once a year
with dirty water so water wouldn't be wasted.
He could take salt out of seawater.
He would only go by bicycle and would eat trash.
His energy could be used for electricity.
We are good global citizens by not
buying small plastic bottles anymore. You should also stop
taking plastic bags from super markets. We are also good
global citizens by... Using the three Rs,( reduce, reuse, recycle! ),
helping endangered and injured animals, free caged animals, and ride a
bicycle to not-so far places, ( Please still use it! ), or use a small
car to far places, plant plants, and don't waste electricity! If not,
you are making your carbon footprint
bigger! ( Don't make your carbon footprint bigger! )
We are trying to be good
learners.4 A always work as a team. We play fairly at recess, 4A really
works hard in our studies, 4A tries to improve and 4A learns from our
There are many causes that
caused the climate change. These are some of the causes. Lots of people
ALWAYS pollute rain forests and other places. They cut down trees to
build new resources like factories and apartments. Lots of others also
runs factories, that produce smoke, that will damage the environment.
The worst of all, people waste water and electricity. They also drive
cars unnecessarily. They also melt icebergs
(Okay, I don't understand why do they do THAT)
Our monster is thinking to save
the earth. Instead of using other electricity we'll use twisted
light bulbs because it doesn't take too much electricity and
instead of using cars we will ride bikes
and if it is near maybe we will walk or use electronic car so that the
carbon dioxide doesn't exit. We'll also use a fan air-con so it doesn't
take too much electricity energy too. That is how our MONSTER will
We are just starting to learn
about Global Citizenship and Climate Change.
We will know more at the end of this school year.
Karaban - 7A, Secondary School #
2 in Sayanogorsk, Russia.
We are ready to take part in
the Monster project! 53 °
5 '24 N latitude 91 ° 23 '98 east longitude
The highest temperature in
summer is +38C, the coldest temperature in winter is - 40C
Tarasevich grades 3 & 4 - Abanskaya
school, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia.
My students are 9 -10 years old. They
study English just for the 3rd year but they are quite experienced in doing
Global projects like Global Monster project, Diamond poem project, T-shirts for Peace and now we are starting a new project Doves for Peace
| We are grade 5 students from
Kansk, Russia. We study at Lyceum
1. Our teacher is Ms Golubeva. It is cold here in winter – sometimes about -40C and a lot of snow. In summer the temperature is + 25 - + 28C. Latitude -56°12'27''N -- Longitude - 95°42'12'' E
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by living more environmentally friendly. Making some small changes can make a big difference. Together we can make a difference!!
2. We understand that global climate change happens because of air pollution, cutting the trees, gases from cars and littering.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by riding a bike, recycling, re-using packaging and being friendly to nature and to its habitants.
Our blog - http://dave-friendship.blogspot.ru/ -- Our Skype – shemisphere
Padlet: http://padlet.com/ldave/cd181oghxsdz [Get a free Padlet account and write on their wall!]
Hello my name is Mrs. Lee and I
have the pleasure of teaching the grade 5-6 class at Pierson
School in Pierson Manitoba Canada. We have 14 students this
year, our town has the population of about 250 people and our school
population is 80 from Kindergarten to grade 12.
Our Latitude is 49.1800° N,
The coldest we get can be around -40 Celsius or colder
with the wind-chill.
Although last winter we had a
couple days that were almost -50 !!
Our school website is being rebuilt. I will update when
it gets going.
We believe that we are good global
citizens because we are aware of the need to reduce pollution
and carbon outputs. We believe that giving help to those in need is
also a good thing.
We understand that global
climate change is happening and this is because of people polluting,
over using energy and too many vehicles on the road.
Our monster will reduce his carbon
foot print by walking more when he is in town, turning the lights
off when he is done, recycling and being aware of his action and how
they hurt our earth.
This is a picture of us! We
cannot wait to see and learn more about the people and places around
the world as we all create this monster together!
|This is me and my class. I am
Ms. Nairn and I teach grade 3 & 4 at
Harold Hatcher Elementary School. Our school is in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We have 23 students in our class. We are learning about
mapping, the world and how to use a
GPS. Our latitude and longitude is 49.8994° N, 97.1392° W. Our average high temperature in the summer is mid 20’s C (77F to 86F) and our average low temperature in the winter is −20.2 °C (−4.4 °F).
Our class website is www.talesfrommsnairnsclass.blogspot.ca. our class instragram is @msnairnsclass.
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by following the laws and being nice to others. We can also help by raising money for cancer with the Terry Fox Run.
2. We understand that global climate change happens because gas from cars, littering, factories, throwing plastic bags into the ocean.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by recycling, drive an electric car and walking instead of driving sometimes.
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens
Globally by taking care of our earth.
|The fourth grade at
Lafayette Regional School is located in Franconia NH which is in the
heart of the White Mountains. In the summer it stays around 70 - 80 F
and in the winter it drops below zero for several days. Outside
our classroom window lies Cannon Mtn. (4080') and Mt. Lafayette.
During the winter, we go skiing on these mountains every
Friday. Our classroom has 16 students and we are the only
4th grade classroom in our school. There are 117 students in our
entire school K -6. Each day we learn in fun and creative ways
like raising Monarch butterflies and building peace murals.
Latitude 44° N -- Longitude 71° W
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by…
2. We understand that global climate change happens because …
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by ….
We are the 3H
Crew! Our teacher is Ms. Halbert and we are in 3rd
grade. Our school is J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School which is
located in Haddonfield, NJ USA. Our longitude & latitude is
39.8954 degrees N, 75.0343 degrees W The temperature can go as high as
107 degrees F and as low as -7 degrees F. The 3H Crew is a Whole Brain
classroom! 3H has 18 kids in the class and we have a whiteboard to
keep track of classmates that are here and classmates that are not.
The 3H Crew has their own blog!
citizens locally, and can be good citizens Globally by being a role
model for the whole world. We think global warming is caused by
gasoline from cars, motorcycles, and trucks. If our monster could
reduce its carbon footprint, it would do so by breathing in
carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen unlike people.
Class Blog: http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=316581
are a classroom of 24 fourth grade students at Jaworek Elementary
School. The boys outnumber the girls by four. Our teachers are
Mrs. Gibbons and Mrs. Federico. We speak Spanish, Portuguese,
English, Japanese, and Swedish, a bit of French, German, and Italian,
and the language from Ghana. One of us is learning Mandarin. We
like to discover all of the different monsters in our literature. We
want to find out as much as we can about the rest of the world. If a
classroom from Mars joined our project, it would become the Universal
latitude is 42.3458 degrees N and our longitude is 71.5528 degrees W.
It takes about 45 minutes to drive a car from Marlborough to Boston
on the East Coast. Our summer temperatures can reach the high 90s, and
we can go a few degrees below 0 in the winter. This week we have
enjoyed pleasant temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s during the
day, cooling down to about 50 degrees late at night. Based on our City
of Marlborough 2010 census, we have rounded our population to about
38,000 people. Marlborough covers 22.2 square miles.
climate change is caused by human activity, such as burning fossil
This causes too
much carbon dioxide and methane to be released into the atmosphere,
creating a greenhouse effect. Consequently,
sea levels are rising, certain animal migration patterns are changing,
and we are witnessing the emergence of more severe weather.
our monster could reduce his carbon footprint
he would do so by
eating carrots grown in his neighbor’s garden for a snack instead of
processed corn chips made in a factory and then shipped by truck to
the grocery store. He could hang his many colored cloaks and scary
shirts on the line to dry rather than using the dryer in the basement.
He could also turn the water off while he is brushing his teeth.
We are good citizens locally by speaking up for people
who need fair treatment. We collect cans from neighbors to take to the
recycle center. We can volunteer our time in local organizations like Adopt
a Pet. We attend our Marlborough Labor Day Parade, shovel
driveways for elderly citizens in the neighborhood, and bring food to
families that are having a baby or a difficult time with illness. We
can also donate food to the local food pantry.
We are good global citizens when we learn about children
in other countries through participating in the Global Monster
Project. When we are creative, we come up with new ways to tackle
problems. We help other countries in the world when we take care of
our forests by planting trees. We help by being ready to assist other
places that have trouble. Doctors from different countries can
discover new cures for diseases.
Our school is 3 miles out of town. We are the Groveland Bears and our school is fun. We have nice teachers and a great principal named Mr. Folsom. He likes to make our school fun. We have a large fish tank at our school. We like to watch the big fishes when we wait in line for drinks. We have a gym at our school, a lunch room, a great playground with football field, baseball diamond, basketball courts and a soccer field. The school building is old and has been remodeled several times. There are 2 classes at each grade level and the grades are K-5.
We are good citizens locally because we conserve by using water wisely and we can be good citizens globally by recycling, reusing and making do with what we have.
Miss Chavez's, 3rd grade, Gard
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by…We
can be good citizens globally by picking up litter, not littering,
helping others in need, and being friendly.
We understand that global climate change happens because ….. Global
climate change happens because the exhaust from the cars goes into the
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by
… Our monster would plant trees and ride a bike places.
monster enthusiasts! We are the third and fourth grade classes from Holy
Family Catholic School in Bensenville, IL, USA. We are working with
our homeroom teachers, Mrs. Markey and Mrs. Wagner, as well as our
technology teacher, Mrs. McCoy, and our art teacher, Mrs. Kimmel, to
complete this project.
| We are
Miss Cawthon’s 4th Grade classes from
St. Francis Solanus School in Quincy, Illinois. Quincy is located at 39.9 degrees North latitude and 91.3 degrees West longitude. Our climate varies with the season.
We have hot summers (90-100 degrees Fahrenheit) and cold winters (20 – 0 degrees Fahrenheit.)
We go to a Catholic school in Quincy, IL. Quincy is a town of 40,000 people located by the Mississippi River. Most of our students are Catholic, however, our school has students of other faiths. We go to mass two times a week at our school’s church. We also have Physical Education classes and Art classes where our teacher draws mustaches on us. Our other subjects include math, science, social studies, religion, English, reading, and spelling. We have Preschool through 8th grade in one building. There are two classes of each grade level. We have 39 4th graders total. Everyone in our class speaks English. We have our own classroom library. As 4th graders, we get to serve lunch to the younger students. We get report cards 4 times a year with our grades on them. We are all unique and have different personalities. In our free time we enjoy, reading, drawing, chatting, playing sports, playing instruments, and volunteering.
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by picking up trash, planting trees, and recycling.
2. We understand that global climate change happens because of pollution.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by driving a solar powered or electric car and fly around the world eating trash.
Cathedral of St.
Raymond, Joliet, IL (Mrs. Jacoby & Mrs. Riordan – 4th grade classes)
Gallico's 4th grade, River Valley Elementary, Lemont, IL
-- We have 29 students in our class!
Ms. Gallico’s 4th Grade Class Monster Answers:
(1) We are local when we learn and share at home, but when we are GLOBAL, everything
changes because We learn about all different cultures and languages from around the world.
(2) If our Monster could use any kind of technology ... He would have an ipad to have fun and learn different things on it. He would have an xbox so he can have fun and play video games.
Latitude/Longitude: 41.6736◦ N, 88.0017◦ W - High/Low Temperature: 90◦/20◦F
School Web: http://www.sd113a.org/ -- Ms. Gallico's Web Page.
|Mrs. Cody's 6th grade
and Mrs. Breheny's Kindergarten, St. Paul Catholic School, Macomb,
Latitude/Longitude: 40 27' 33" N 90 40' 18" W -- High/Low temperatures: 75 F 33F
Web Site: www.stpaulmacomb.com
Macomb is a small town of around 20,000 residents. We are a farming community that grows mainly corn and soybeans. All students in the community go through the D.A.R.E. program while in elementary. This community has two colleges, Western Illinois University and Spoon River College. There are many sports and extra-curricular activities that children and become involved with outside of school. Some of our favorites are football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dance and theater.
St. Paul is a Catholic private school that has students grades Pre-school to 6th grade. Our school uses a lot of technology. SmartBoards and iPads are available to everyone in our school and we use them daily. Our class has 23 students in it, 15 are boys and 8 are girls. Our native language is English and we speak it in our school. Currently we are reading a book called Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It is really good.
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens globally by donating items to the needy, learning about each other's cultures, and conserving water.
2. We understood that global climate change happens because we use to much energy in our homes and in our school. For example not turning off electronics and not turning off lights when we are done with them.
3. If your Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by... picking up trash, turning off lights, and planting new trees.
|We are the 4th graders from the
“Dream Big Everyday School,” Gale Elementary in
Galesburg, Illinois, U.S.A. (41 degrees North, 19 degrees West). Our teachers are: Mrs. Bevenour, Mrs. Green, and Mrs. Rush. The high temperatures in the summer average ~90°F and the low temperatures in the winter average ~32°F.
Because our black soil is nutrient rich and perfect for farming, we are mostly a farming community. Acres of corn and soybeans grow here. Additionally, we are a major train hub. We are known for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and having been a stop on the Underground Railroad.
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by… being respectful to our internet friends, being on our best behavior when we are Skyping, being encouraging, and showing our appreciation and compassion for others.
2. We understand that global climate change happens because ….. of cars, factories, trains, planes, burning the rainforests that all put CO2 into the atmosphere.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by …. using solar energy to power electronics, turning off devices when not in use, and scaring away loggers and slash and burn money makers. (We’ve been learning about rain forests.)
We are happy to be in fourth grade and having the opportunity to participate in this awesome project. We cannot wait to meet you via Skype, videos, and email correspondence and to create our monster, as well as to see your monster!
Looking forward to seeing you along the monster-making trail!!
Please Skype and/or email us to tell us about you and how your monster is coming!!
Mrs. Bevenour, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- Skype: mrs.bevenour
Mrs. Green, Email: email@example.com --Skype: Mrs.Green2016
Mrs. Rush, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- Skype: ellen.rush111
We are the spirited students in Miss McFarland’s third grade
classroom at Erdenheim Elementary School. Our school is in Springfield
Township, PA, which is near the exciting and spectacular city of
Philadelphia! The Constitution was written and signed here in our city
in 1776. Some other exciting things about Philadelphia are our
numerous museums, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Zoo (we were
the first!). We are, also, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies,
Eagles, Flyers, Wings and 76ers!
our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it
by reusing or recycling all paper, plastics, and other products. He
would also grow healthy fruits and vegetables. And last but not least,
by not littering!
|Greetings! We are the
enthusiastic, thoughtful students in Mr. Glazer’s third grade
class at Erdenheim Elementary School. Our school is in Springfield Township, PA, which is north of
Philadelphia! Both the Declaration of Independence and
the Constitution were written and signed here in our city in the late 1700's. Some other exciting things about Philadelphia are our numerous museums, the Liberty Bell, and the nation's first zoo. We are the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Wings, Union and 76ers, not to mention Ben Franklin, and
If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do so by re-using products/waste for creative projects like sculptures, structures, and other artistic designs.
Also, I've attached a picture of some of my students, having fun on a sunny day. Thanks for running such a terrific, fun project. We look forward to participating. Jeff
We are the creative thinkers in Mrs. Yoder's third grade classroom at Erdenheim Elementary School. Our school is located in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania. Springfield Township was a gift given to his wife by William Penn. Erdenheim is located at Latitude: 40 6.36' and longitude 75 11.88'. Springfield Township is just North of Philadelphia. The Constitution was written and signed here in the city in 1776. There are many exciting people and places to visit in the city. We are home to the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers! Many people visit the city to see the Liberty Bell or even the very first Zoo and The National Constitution Center.
If our monster could reduce it's carbon footprint, it would do it by following the three R's-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Our monster would also plant more trees, use water wisely, and collect litter!
We are really looking forward to this project! Happily, Kelly Yoder
are sixth graders from Babylon,
We are taking a class called Global
that is taught by Mrs. Stork, our Art Teacher and Mrs. Lindeman, our
Library Media Specialist. This will be our first Monster Challenge and
we are very excited to work with everyone!
school is located on Long
Yes, we live on an island...a very populated island off the coast of
New York (about 7.5 million people)! However, our town (approx.
12,000 people) and school (approx 550 students) is considered small
for the area. You can find us at 40.6944° N, 73.3294°
W. Since we are a coastal town our climate is considered mild
with the average highs of 82*F and low of 26*F.
differences of others
Respecting the laws
of our nation
Respecting our shared
globe by recycling and re-using
We can volunteer with
community and global service organizations
4th grade, The Churchill School, New York City, NY
We are Mrs. Thomas’s and Mrs.
Baker's 4th grade classes at Valdese
Elementary School in Valdese, North Carolina, United
States. Our latitude and longitude are: 35.7406N, 81.5633W.
The high temperatures around here are usually in the 90's but
because of humidity, it feels much hotter! The low temperatures
around here are usually in the teens and twenties. But it has
been colder than that before. We are two classes
of 22 students in each class.
Our school has over 400 students. We are really
excited to participate in this project and getting to know more about
our other monster makers!
We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens
GLOBALLY by, being respectful of other people and cultures as well as learn about them, reduce/ reuse/ recycle.
Class Website: http://www.burke.k12.nc.us/schools/ves/cbaker/Pages/default.aspx
|Hi we are Ms. Baden’s PreK/Kindergarten class from
Lake Asbury Elementary School located in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Our school mascot is Rams. We are a small class of 5 students, 1 teacher (Ms. Baden), and 2 assistants (Mrs. Stravato and Ms. Craven). We are very active and love to do hands on activities. We are really EXCITED about building our monster and having him in our classroom.
We are located at 30.052914 degrees latitude and -81.81629 degrees longitude. The temperature here can get into the high 90’s and sometimes can go into the 20’s (though that doesn’t happen very often).
We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by respecting and helping our neighbors near and far.
We understand that global climate change happens because of not taking care of our planet.
If our class MONSTER could reduce his carbon footprint he would do it by throwing away his trash, turning off the lights when he leaves a room, and not keeping the water running just so he could play in it!
|My students are loving this project. Thanks for your innovation.
We are a 5th grade bilingual classroom (English/Spanish) in Mesquite, TX. Mesquite is located near Dallas, TX and its Latitude is 32.75°N Longitude is 96.53°W. Our class is made up of 20 students and we have 11 girls and 9 boys.
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by recycling, picking up trash, conserving water, and being kind to others.
2. We understand that global climate change happens because of pollution from things like factories and cars.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by not throwing his monster trash on the ground and reusing items.
5th Grade Seabourn Elementary -- Melissa Louise Sullivan
Wiatrowski and Ashley Sowers (teacher
education intern, Radford University) 3rd grade - Auburn Elementary
School, Riner, VA.
Odom 2nd grade - Majestic Way Elementary, San Jose
located in sunny San Jose, California. The average annual high temperatures here are 71 degrees and average annual low temperatures are 49 degrees. There are 23 students in our classroom, fourteen girls and nine boys. Our Latitude is 37 degrees north and our longitude is 122 degrees west.
|My name is Jessica
Middleton, and I teach second grade at Majestic Way Elementary School in San Jose
California, USA. We are located at 37degrees latitude, and -122 degrees longitude. Our average high temperature is 72.6 degrees, and our average low temperature is 50.5 degrees.
I am still setting up our class blog, but the web address is http://kidblog.org/MrsMiddletonsClass-13/
We are so excited about making the mouth for our monster project! We have been working on sample ideas to get inspired and design the perfect monster mouth!
1. We decided we could be good citizens globally by buying our fruits and vegetables at local farmer’s markets, rather than the grocery store. We were amazed at how simple choices such as how many eggs we eat affect our carbon footprint. We are also going to make sure we recycle and do our best not to waste.
2. We understand that global climate change happens because people are consumers of many products that create carbon dioxide in the environment. If we make smarter choices about the resources we use, we can help reduce our carbon footprint.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by using alternative energy sources such as solar and wind when possible, and by shopping locally and buying organic food.
|We are 5th graders at
Wilmore-Davis Elementary which is located in Wheat Ridge,
Colorado. Our teachers are Ms. Superty and Mr. Pullen. You may have heard of our neighbor, Denver, CO – the Mile High City. It’s known as the Mile High City because its elevation is
5,280 feet above sea level, which equals one mile. The population of Wheat Ridge is 30,717. Its latitude is 105.0961°W and its longitude is 39.7714°N. To the east our city looks over the Great Plains, and our western view is dominated by the majestic
Rocky Mountains. We have four major professional sports teams, the Avalanche in hockey, the Nuggets in basketball, the Rockies in baseball and the Broncos in football. Last but not least, Colorado is part of the
Four Corners Region, which is the area where Colorado meets Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
Wheat Ridge Colorado is a great place to live. You should come visit some time!
1. We are good citizens
locally, and we can be good citizens
Globally by sharing our unique southern hospitality to all.
Monster Project Community!
|Michelle Huseman's 4th grade, Eugene Field School, Hannibal, MO-|
Wisneski and Mr. Sackett 5th & 6th Grade Classes: There are two 6th
grade classes in Catalyst Charter Middle School totally
50 students. Catalyst is a PBL school with an emphasis on STEM/Global
Collaboration located in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA.
|Mrs. Hoff, grade 6, Innovations
STEM Academy (ISA), Sparta, Wisconsin. Latitude/ Longitude:
43.9431° N, 90.8117° W -- High/Low temperatures: High 56.4 Low 34.8
Twitter = @InnovationsSTEM
Facebook = www.facebook.com/InnovationsSTEMAcademy
We attend Innovations STEM Academy (ISA). STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Our classrooms aren’t your typical classroom. We have a campfire room that has a couch and the back of the couch has 3 little counters with these awesome stools called surf chairs! The Think Lab is one of our other classrooms. The walls are lined with computers which we use for our projects, researching and math class. In the center of the classroom our “desks” are mobile and swivel. They are called Node chairs. ISA is more projects and challenged based learning. We have Chromebooks for learning and research. We often are out in the community for learning purposes. STEM student will be participating in a lot of statewide competitions. ISA prepares students to be global thinkers and prepares kids for future life.
1. We are good citizens locally, and we can be good citizens Globally by trying to reduce our waste. We make decisions to protect our environment, we recycle, and we try to reduce our carbon footprint. We are also always thinking up new ways to make our earth cleaner!
2. We understand that global climate change happens because heat is caught in our atmosphere. The greenhouse gasses have built up in the atmosphere. There are natural greenhouse gasses but now there are more. Since there are more greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, heat is getting trapped near the Earth and it causes the earth’s climate to change and get warmer.
3. If our Monster could reduce its carbon footprint, it would do it by re-using different materials; such as cardboard, milk jugs, egg cartons, buttons, beads, yogurt containers, plastic cutlery, and many other things. The Monster could also reuse cereal boxes, pizza boxes, newspapers, both sides of paper, and old clothes. Our Monster would also turn off lights when leaving a room, reuse water bottles, carpool to activities, and look at alternate energy sources and many other things.