First graders at Ann MacArthur Primary School learned about recycling and taking care of the earth during a special presentation in honor of Earth Day. The students took home potted roots that they could plant at home after learning about how trees help the environment.

Audrey Bell, the mother of first graders Julia, Sophia, and Cecilia presented Earth Day lesson and provided the soil and roots for the children to plant with the help of the company she works for.

“We do this every year to make the kids aware of recycling and taking care of our earth,” Mrs. Bell said. “ They learn how our actions affect the earth.”

AMP Principal Sophia Gary said that Mrs. Bell’s visit is a wonderful way to reinforce the lessons learned in the classroom. “Classroom teachers cover recycling and the environment, and having a presentation on the topic makes those lessons even more impactful,” she said.