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Rosa Parks Elementary Earth Day 2021

Make that Friday-night pizza delicious and nutritious with fresh, home-grown vegetables. As part of Earth Week, the Rosa Parks Elementary PTSA distributed seeds and soil for students to plant at home.

Rockwell Elementary Earth Day

On Earth Day, fourth graders at Norman Rockwell Elementary School learned how soil and water are connected during a virtual presentation that introduces students to creatures that live in the soil.

Audubon Elementary Earth Day 2021

The Green Team at John James Audubon Elementary shared videos on FlipGrid about how they celebrate Earth Day. Some of their ideas included using sunlight instead of electricity, planting trees, recycling, drawing pictures and picking up litter.

Galieote painting at Rockwell Elementary

Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

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    Social media influencer – Baker Elementary teacher gains online following for creative, informative virtual classes


    Garrett Talcott

    You know you are doing something right if you have two million social media likes and are being featured on national news networks. That is exactly what is happening for Ella Baker Elementary teacher Garett Talcott. Talcott was recently featured on ABC World News, local TV station KING 5 news and elsewhere for creative ways to teach his students virtually. Some of these unique ways to teach lessons have included going on a virtual field trip to Woodland Park Zoo, pretending like the class is on a roller coaster, erupting model volcanoes and more. Videos captured by Talcott’s partner during these lessons have been uploaded to social media site Tik Tok, where his account has received more than two million likes. In addition, Talcott’s social media accounts have more than 100,000 followers combined. His trip to the Woodland Park Zoo has been viewed more than 800,000 times so far. 

    “We’re all going through different feelings and emotions,” said Talcott in an interview with KING 5. “So, when I get on there, whether I’ve had enough sleep or I’m ready or not ready, BOOM! The moment I hit that live button I have to be ready and there for those students and make sure it’s the best day of their life.” 

    Check out the story about Talcott on KING 5’s website