Monday, October 28, 2013

Scarecrows Stand Guard

The Green LIONS Garden Group got into the Fall spirit last Tuesday by making scarecrows to stand guard over the growing Fall plants. Students divided into three teams to stuff repurposed clothing with straw, draw faces onto pillowcases, and collaborate on the best way to tie their creation onto homemade frames.

Creative muscles were flexed as the kids worked together to build imaginative sentinels. They added ingenious details like straw in pockets peeking out, cutting old t-shirts to make neckties and belts, and even an owl face, very appropriate for a guard!

Students then voted for their favorite scarecrow besides the one they worked on. 
Mr. Owl took first place!

We also introduced our annual recycling program to the students. We are collecting #5 plastics, not accepted in our city’s recycling, to donate to the Gimme 5 program where they are recycled into toothbrushes, razors, storage containers and more. There is a drop-off box for the Gimme 5 campaign at Whole Foods Market. We also are collecting plastic bottle caps off of water bottles, juice bottles, vitamin bottles, etc. to recycle through the Aveda store at McArthur Mall in Norfolk. Plastic caps are not accepted in our city’s recycling either. Their assignment? To become the recycling police at home and out and about, looking for that #5 in the triangle on plastic, and saving any bottle caps to turn in.

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