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2010-2011 School Year

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Third Grade Students Dig Project Plant It
Friday, April 15th, 2011
Approximately 250 third graders in Fauquier County Public Schools will make a difference for the environment with Project Plant It, a program developed by Dominion to educate children and plant trees. Earlier this year teachers received a kit from Dominion containing lesson plans, posters, stickers and certificates. Each student will receive a tree seedling from Dominion to plant at home in celebration of Arbor Day, April 29. The project’s website, www.ProjectPlantIt.com, features videos about trees, an interactive vocabulary game, a forest adventure word scramble, and a tree trivia quiz. A new online activity guide is filled with family-friendly projects, such as “Be a Scientist” and “Be an Artist,” to help children get out of the house or classroom and into the dirt. All of the teaching materials align with the state’s Standards of Learning for language arts, science, math and social studies.

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