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Coronado Elementary Makes Truffula Trees, Celebrates Arbor Day April 27
April 24, 2012
In the tradition of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, students at Albuquerque Public Schools Coronado Elementary School have been hard at work making “Truffula Trees” and will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony at the school at 9 a.m., Friday, April 27.
Students will use their “Truffula Tree” pom-poms as they perform the song “Let it Grow” during the tree-planting ceremony. The tree, a honey locust, will be planted on the school’s playground.
Funds for the tree come from a Project Learning Grant the school received from the U.S. Forest Service this year. The grant also will pay for purchase of a “waste-reducing” kit for each classroom at Coronado.
“The kits will have in them items like plastic plates and cutlery, wash cloths and laundry hampers, so that teachers can re-use items and have fewer disposable items,” said Noel Chilton, a parent volunteer at the school who coordinates Coronado’s Green Team.
“Each class will have a designated day when they can use the washing machine in the nurse’s office so that they can keep their wash cloths clean and not have to use so many disposable wipes,” Chilton added.
The kits cost about $95 each.