Flint Hill School’s Class of KidsPost cares about the Chesapeake Bay


These fourth-graders at Oakton’s Flint Hill School are doing experiments, cleaning local streams and determining how “green” their school is. (Flint Hill School)
November 9, 2012

The 18 students in Rob Taylor’s fourth-grade class at Flint Hill School in Oakton are spending a big part of the school year learning about the Chesapeake Bay. They’re doing experiments, cleaning up local streams and determining how “green” their school is. All this good work earned them the honor of being this month’s Class of KidsPost.

If you’d like to see your class featured, ask your teacher to go to www.kidspost.com to download the questionnaire, fill it out and send it, along with a class picture, to kidspost@washpost.com. We’ll feature one class a month throughout the school year. If your class is chosen, we’ll send you a KidsPost Chesapeake Bay poster and KidsPost pencils.

Who is your favorite author?

Roald Dahl got four votes and Rick Riordan and Rachel Renee Russell got two votes each.

What’s your favorite game?

Minecraft got three votes, while soccer and “Madden” (the NFL video game) each got two votes.

How much time do you spend on the Internet each week?

More than four hours: 5 students

Two to three hours: 4

Less than two hours: 6

Don’t use the Internet: 3

What’s your favorite pizza topping?

Cheese won the day with 10 votes, while pepperoni came in second with five. Ham, pineapple, mushroom and sausage also had their fans!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

This class can count on being healthy, because five students want to be doctors. There are also future baseball players, paleontologists, writers, teachers, vets and NASCAR drivers in the group.

What’s the biggest problem in the world today?

Not surprising, given what they are studying, 12 students said pollution, especially in the Chesapeake Bay. These globally focused kids also are concerned about global warming, endangered animals, litter and war.

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