In my classroom I have a very diverse group of students so in order to meet the needs of all of the students and follow the curriculum I use project based learning. One of the projects we started this year is a recycling program. I use the recycling program to teach my students workplace skills and academics in a way that is dignified and my students can feel proud about themselves. Earlier in the school year I stretched the lesson and had Sydney Hanley write an article about the recycling program for the school newspaper. Today we are stretching it further and having Sydney demonstrate her public speaking skills and reading the article she wrote.