Earth Week in Song at Connetquot

Students at Connetquot Elementary School didn’t just celebrate Earth Day – they expanded the environmentally conscious event into an entire Earth Week, recycling cans and bottles for charity and re-using and re-purposing materials to create sets and scenery for the second-grade musical.

Every morning from May 1-4, students from each of the fourth-grade classes and Connetquot musical director Eileen Egbert serenaded the school with a song appropriate for Earth Week. On Tuesday, Heather Johnson's class performed “The Garden Song.” On Wednesday, Heather Degen's class took the spotlight with “This Pretty Planet.” Susan Hunter, Shawnette Costarelli and Frank Esposito’s students sang on Thursday, tackling “Earth Day” by composer Jill Gallina. The final performance on Friday came from Elizabeth Vann, Melinda Safrany and Joseph Esposito’s class, as they belted out a rousing medley of “The 3 R's of Recycling” and “This Pretty Planet.”