Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Recycling people parts

Teaching kindergarten and first grade has helped me to appreciate that a childs mind is constantly thinking and wondering. Earth Day was on April 22, and I always do a unit about recycling and being kind to "Mother Earth". So, one day we were listing all of the things that could be recycled and all of the things that could not. One of my students said, "You cannot recycle people". Another student piped up and said, "Well, you can recycle people parts...like Baby Emma's liver". Such a profound statement from a 7 year old. Good to know that organ donor awareness is being spread through our community by the smallest voices also!!

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