Tampa's Carrollwood Day School [or, "CDS" for short] was indeed just that lucky. Local author and creator of the website One Bottle, One Dream is Stephanie Armenia. Stephanie paid a visit to CDS earlier this April to visit with second grade teachers who had purchased a class set of & activity guide for Stephanie's book When Will We Be Recycled Momma? After reading her book about Jack (the plastic bottle) who goes from store to recycle bin to a newly-created-something-special, Stephanie led the 2nd graders outside and elbow-deep into a composting activity. You can't get much more hands-on than that!! This "real-world connection" dove-tailed beautifully with CDS's International Baccalaureate (IB) World School/Primary Years Programme. To read more about Stephanie's day at CDS, read her blog about her CDS visit here.
|Stephanie Armenia with Elementary/Middle School Principal Trudi Buscemi |
& Carrollwood Day School 2nd Graders.
|Author Stephanie Armenia|
Contact the author, Stephanie Armenia, by visiting her website here.
Book image from http://www.onebottleonedream.com/store.html, pic of Carrollwood Day School students from http://www.onebottleonedream.com/blog/carrollwood-day-school-takes-the-one-bottle-one-dream-recycling-vow/, Author photo from her website: http://www.onebottleonedream.com/contact.html