Mayfield Junior School Second Graders Turn “Trash to Treasure”

A lesson in recycling and taking care of our planet has become a highly anticipated tradition in second grade. For several years now the “Trash to Treasure” Earth Day project has second graders looking at trash differently and thinking like recycling engineers with incredibly creative results.

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Plastic bottles are painted and cut like flowers to become charming string lights; milk cartons become birdcages and Easter bunnies and a jumbo laundry detergent container is assigned a new job as a sock monster! The students present their crafts not only to their classmates but also allow the first grade a tour and to ask questions. This tour proves very inspiring and the first graders can’t wait for their turn to show their ingenuity when they move up to second grade. What could you make?

Mayfield Junior School, 405 South Euclid Ave., Pasadena, (626) 796-2774 or visit

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