1st Graders Make Recycled Paper

In honor of Earth day, Ms. Labowski’s 1st grade class learned about recycling and enjoyed a hands-on project to see how paper is recycled. First, students tore up old papers and added them to a tub of warm water to create a pulp. Then, students strained the water from the pulp using a screen. The new “paper” spent a few days drying and when it was ready, each student received a piece that will be used as a bookmark. Here are a few pictures from Ms. Labowski’s class (click to enlarge):