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Light shines on kids' Earth Hour essays

Students in Gina Porozinski's 2nd grade class at Century Elementary decided in advance what they might do during Earth Hour Saturday night. The event, organized by World Wildlife Fund International, was begun to bring awareness that climate chang...

Students in Gina Porozinski's 2nd grade class at Century Elementary decided in advance what they might do during Earth Hour Saturday night.

The event, organized by World Wildlife Fund International, was begun to bring awareness that climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions.

Second graders contributed some creative ways to enjoy an hour of lights out.

The Lights

When I have the lights off, I can play hide and go seek. I can go to sleep, too. I can make animals with my hands. I can play cars but I would need a flashlight.

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Riley Deitchler

I'm not afraid of the dark

I'm not afraid of the dark! When you shut the lights off, you save energy. You can play hide and seek. You can tell ghost stories.

Dakota Schmaus

I'm not afraid of the dark

I'm not afraid of the dark because I'm going to play tag in the house. Maybe I might sneak up on Josh and mom. I should scare my mom. The dogs are going to be scared.

Zach Severtson

Who is afraid of the dark?

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I'm not afraid of the dark! The lights are out. My family and I get a flashlight out of the drawer and turn off the lights. We play Go Fish. Then we go to bed.

Breanna Dicken

The dark

I'm not afraid of the dark. Turn off your lights. We're trying to save electricity. I know I will use a flashlight and make animals in the dark with my hands. What will you do in the dark?

Taylor Hilmanowski

How to help the Earth

I'm not afraid of the dark. Gather all your family, light a candle and turn off all the lights. Tell spooky stories. I think it's perfect with all of the lights off.

Maddi Wright

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When the lights are out

When the lights are out, I can light a candle. I can use a flashlight. You can light candles and go downstairs.

Hunter Sanders

When the lights go out

I will run around the house to scare everyone. I play with my play money and a flashlight. It is cool.

Lexi Johnson

The dark

My brother and I can play tag or we can go to bed. I can lie down in bed and do nothing. I will scare my dad and mom. I will lay with my dog in bed.

Jordy Eischens

I'm not afraid of the dark

I light a candle or two and play a board game with my family like Monopoly. Then I play hide and seek. I will go to sleep right after I read my book!

Josh Baker

When the lights go out

When the electricity goes off at my home, we play a game in the dark. What can you do?

Dharma LaRue

I'm not afraid of the dark

Gather my family, take a flashlight, and make scary faces. Put your hands in front of the flashlight. Make a movie theater with the flashlight.

Kortne Byer

I'm not afraid of the dark

When all the electricity is out, I can read with a flashlight. I can go to sleep or play games. I can light candles and play Monopoly or battleship. I can draw a picture of my family.

Jeremy Swanson

Electricity

Saturday I shut off all the electricity. Maybe I'll go to sleep, maybe I'll play or maybe I'll just do nothing. I've never done this before. It will be fun.

Emily Kjenaas

The dark

On any night when your electricity is off, you can read. Just get a flashlight and read. You can read lots of books.

Luke Kosel

I'm not afraid of the dark

I'm not afraid of the dark because I can tell scary stories to my family. I'm not even afraid. I can read to my mom with a flashlight and then go to bed. What could you do?

Cailey Rosing

I'm not afraid of the dark

I wasn't very scared when the power was out. I was in the dark. I found a tiger flashlight in the closet. I turned it on and it was out of batteries. That made me sad.

Bryce James

I'm not afraid of the dark

If it was dark, I would play hide and seek and I would hide in my room and I would eat popcorn.

Matthew Webster

The lights are off!

I'm not afraid of the dark. My family and I tell incredibly scary stories about mummies, bats and ghosts. The lights are off and it's scary.

Kennedy Carlson

In the dark

I'm not afraid of the dark! All the electricity is turned off. I play in the house. The best thing to do is hide things for my brother to find. Playing at night can be fun.

Eli Fosman

What to do when the lights are out

When you shut all the electricity off, you can do a lot of things like play a board game or go to sleep. If I had to choose, I would play a board game. Play on the table. Light a candle or a lantern. Try not to use electricity for one hour.

Samantha Yliniemi

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