Monday, October 27, 2014

Stoic Straw Sentinels

With the smell of wood smoke in the air, the crunch of leaves under our feet and the vibrant orange color of pumpkins dotting our community landscapes, the students of the Green LIONS Garden Group ushered in the Fall season with our annual scarecrow building contest!

We started with a short lesson on re-purposing items and how that can reduce our waste. Then students chose their scarecrow outfits from a pile of donated clothing and re-purposed pillowcases. Students collaborated, flexed their creativity muscles and worked together to create their masterpieces.

As you may be able to decipher from the photos, the weather was certainly Fall-like and crisp. Despite the cool air and strong winds, which made working with straw very interesting, our students worked happily together and were real troopers.

We usually take final photos with each team standing with their Straw Sentinel, but we all dashed inside after cleaning up our garden area and then voted on our most creative creation.

The pirate won hands down.
Must be the peg leg. Brilliant!

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