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Friday, March 24, 2006

"Blue" Whales Mystery

From Mrs. Newton:
We just received a wonderful package from our friends at Tussing Elementary in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. This little whale sculpture is made of what most people would consider to be "trash." Yet, when put together, these become treasures that remind us that whales and all living things are depending on us to conquer the huge problem of what to do with trash.

From Ron:
Yours is one of two whales made by Tussing students last fall. I had the honor of delivering the other whale to Diane Shimizu's class at Wilcox Elementary in Lihue on the island of Kaua'i in Hawai'i. Diane's students told me that the whale encouraged them to pick up trash along the beach. We hope to make a big whale with them for their island.

Our question to you: What can you do to help save our friends the whales or to save our own environments?

More from Mrs. Newton's Class:
Your whale from Ohio and the ideas from Hawai'i gave us lots of ideas of how to help the whales and our environment. See the comments page to learn about how we "adopted" 2 Hawaiian whales and about their names, Malama and Kai.


At April 25, 2006, Anonymous Mrs. Newton's 1st graders said...

We can start recycling.

Have less trash.
Jacob G.

We can reuse stuff like plastic spoons and bags.
Jacob. B.

Use less water.

Don't litter.

Don't dump oils andd gasoline on the ground. Because it gets into our drinking water.

Turn off the water when brushing your teeth.

At April 25, 2006, Anonymous Mrs. Newton's 1st graders said...

We are going to pick up trash around our school and community with our 4th grade pals.

We are having a trshless picnic.This is where everyone tries to have no trash. We use things over again like lunch boxes, plastic containers that will be washed, and cloth napkins.No lunchables!!! These have a lot of trash.

At April 25, 2006, Anonymous Mrs. Newton's 1st graders said...

The first grade classes sold popcorn here at school. We made $153.05. We have adopted 2 whales through the Pacific Whale Foundation. We adopted Malama and Kai. You can see pictures of their flukes at

At April 25, 2006, Blogger Mrs. Newton said...

We chose Malama because the name means "to care for" and Kai because it means "ocean." We hope that everyone will learn how important it is to care for the ocean.

At April 25, 2006, Anonymous ron hirschi said...

Wow! How wonderful -- all your projects and ideas too. That was good of you to help the Pacific Whale Foundation. They do good work and your concern to Malama i ke Kai will go a long way to helping others learn more about the ocean too.

I got an invitation to visit a school in Ethiopia and told them about all of you. I am told they have a creek near their school called Stinky Creek that needs help. Maybe we can all come up with ideas to help the kids in Africa????

Your Friend, Ron


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