One trend I’ve noticed is the mixed messages some schools send–on one hand, we’re supposed to teach the kids about proper nutrtition and food choices. But when I get to the cafeteria and see what’s being offered, like pizza, canned corn, and chocolate milk, it makes me wonder.
Another thing is the recycling issue. I’m sure I’ve seen an entire forest full of trees that have died due to so many kids’ balling up and throwing away paper in wastebaskets like more will magically reappear.
Ruled paper is a commodity that is shown by who has the most sheets sometimes. Also, too many students have this false notion about perfectionism, and rather than use erasers, they just chuck it all, and throw thatt paper away. Whenever I’ve been in a class, I try to get kids to conserve paper by letting them know that it’s OK to make a mistake, and then I personally collect paper to put in the blue recycling wastebaskets that are placed in the rooms. However, because teachers are so bogged own with so much other stuff,
on-hands recycling is not on the high list.