When my students were asked to write in their journals about the project, here were some of their responses:
"I would want to talk about the Book because I would want to be the Illustrator of the Book. The Book is important to the 8th grades. And it means a lot to me. I would want every kid in the Majuro to see me on the Book. [...] The Book will be Deticated to the Children of the Marshall Island with their lovely knowlegde."
"I would wand to write the Book because I would want to be the Illustrartor and, I wand to be a writer. [...] and is imporstant to me because is first time in my life to make the book and, I am so happy [...]. I like the book because is tell about wast [waste] and she make me tell someone about wase is not Good for environment. and the book imporstant to me because is talk about wase and now I know about wast and I clean ever day."
"I like write the class book because it cool to be in R.M.I. history. And I want to write about R.M.I. waste because I want to make R.M.I. people very sad about their small islands and make it very clean. Also I want them to know that I'm the one who's going to make this islands clean in my future."
"I would want to write about the books because I want a kids learnd from it. And my little sister and my little brothers, and the others kids that their school at Woja."
"All i want to is just to write a book [...]. And i make the Marshall Island to be clean and beautiful. And I want the people of Marshall Island to have a choice to clean their house or community and their ocean. And i'll be a getting popular. And i want everyone to be use those 3 Rs. [...] And i want everyone to thanks the MAWC about caring about our waste."
"...and I thing [think] it will make me happy because we will have work together, happy with is [each] other and repect is [each] other."
For more information about why the 3 Rs are of particular importance to the RMI and the build-up of this project, please visit www.lfrail.webs.com.