Fourth grade students at Roanoke Avenue Elementary school help clean-up the school garden. Photo courtesy of Riverhead Central School District

Fourth grade students in Kelly Dillon’s class at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School helped improve the school’s Star Garden.

The students removed debris, removed weeds and planted new flowers. They also added a flag they purchased with funds they raised during a recycling campaign. The garden clean-up was part of a persuasive writing unit for students to write their thoughts on ways to help the Earth.

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