This week, the grade 5 students at Claude D. Taylor had a visitor from DR Recycling. Mr. Shaffer talked to the class about the importance of recycling, as well as educated them on the various types of products that can and cannot be re-used or recycled. The grade 5 students have been working hard to develop business prototypes for their entrepreneur projects. The students started out with the question "What is a need in your home, school or community?". The students worked in groups to come up with a problem, as well as a plan to help alleviate the problem. Many of the students looked to the 3R's: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. The students were creative in their thinking and wanted to find ways to help the planet. One of the groups, named EcoSketch, realised that a lot of paper goes to waste at school. One of the students in this group also really loves to draw. They decided to learn how to make recycled paper and created their very own recycled sketchbook! Another group, named DEHAR, found that CO2 emissions were causing Global Warming, and that on top of that, gas prices were skyrocketing, so they have been working hard to find a way to make a prototype of a solar powered car. A third group, named Re-Designed Accessories, decided to re-use previously worn clothing to make new accessories such as scrunchies, purses, pencil cases, etc. The students not only have been learning how to create a business model, but also how to be environmentally conscious.