Each year, the sixth grade classroom of Juan Vargas at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Modesto turns into a mini-city, complete with city government, shops and a bank. In this December photo, Clair Thompson explains her recycling-friendly waste management plant and the “Juanolulu” bucks salary she got for picking up trash in the classroom.
Each year, the sixth grade classroom of Juan Vargas at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Modesto turns into a mini-city, complete with city government, shops and a bank. In this December photo, Clair Thompson explains her recycling-friendly waste management plant and the “Juanolulu” bucks salary she got for picking up trash in the classroom. Modesto Bee file
Each year, the sixth grade classroom of Juan Vargas at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Modesto turns into a mini-city, complete with city government, shops and a bank. In this December photo, Clair Thompson explains her recycling-friendly waste management plant and the “Juanolulu” bucks salary she got for picking up trash in the classroom. Modesto Bee file

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