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Bring the beauty and art of music to the community. We will work with children daily to ensure the musical education aspect is broadened in their span of life. The opportunities will be visible to all qualified families in the community.
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Kids Need Support 2 Garden and Site Restoration will bring awareness, provide resources to children with many health disparities to combat their diseases, by cleaning the grounds, recycling, maintaining our gardens, painting, sanitizing the grounds for our Get Fit Program and Healing Gardens to succeed. We will take the food from the gardens, each child sits with the nutritionist to learn how to eat healthy and promote overall wellness. The children will cook the foods in the kitchen with a chef, who will teach them the purpose for gardening, living well and budgeting. The children will take foods to a local food pantry / shelter to combat malnutrition issues in the community. This will assist in our efforts to engage our community in Wellness programs, Awareness to Special Needs, and Building Stronger Communities overall.
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in my project ,we will plant flowers around the school compound in different flower pots to make the school compound attractive and also engage some of our students in flower farming.
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In order to get the most out of the experience, we will make it into a fun game with prizes! We will split up into teams and spread out in different areas around our school, and meet back at a designated location afterwards. Those who collected the most trash will be awarded special prizes.
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I will deliver a talk and presentation to my grade 6 class at Esther Starkman School. I will also be handing out hand made pan flits to the class. I will have a craft sale at my local park to raise awareness to the community. All the money will be donated to the David Suzuki Foundation in order to push towards saving the bees in Canada. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/
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This project will be for the 2015/2016 school year with the hope that community members will want to keep it going in future years.
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My project will raise money for local animal shelters. We are starting small and will slowly expand. We will have fundraisers. A blog and You-tube page is being set up. The blog is called "Pinky's Puppy Blog." Our beginning goal is to provide better living conditions in shelters, since getting all animals a family will be harder to reach.
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Through a step-by-step differentiated and scaffolded process, students will learn how they can design and create art as a way to give back to our community. The project will foster a high-level of independent student engagement across academics (e.g. ELA - sequencing; informational flyers), social and pre-vocational skills (e.g. cooperation), and activities of daily living. Our FUNctional Garden Art project involves a series of classroom activities and instructional trips: - Plan and gather materials - Brainstorm designs and make drawings - Create four, 20 gallon planters using paint, paper cut-outs, and mixed media (at a working community garden) - Complete designs and add glow in the dark paint - Go to a local New York Restoration Project Garden (NYRP), a smaller symmetrical formal garden where the planters will be installed, to layout where and how we will place them - Go to a car restoration shop to learn about industrial processes and enamel the planters, to make them weather-proof - Create hand-made flyers and invitations to publicize our art installation opening and NYRP garden party - Take a walking trip to distribute/hang our flyers at all of the community places we have been to throughout the year (e.g. laundromat, grocery); send to a local blog - Have an Art Installation Opening Garden Party at the NYRP Garden to give back and celebrate Students are working in various group configurations. For instance, as there are 8 students and 4 planters, students work in pairs and then switch partners and planters for the additional creation sessions. This allows them to build upon each other’s ideas while maintaining the motif already initiated. Students are also working in small groups to set-up and clean-up for each session as well as for making hand-made invitations and flyers. As a whole group, students will enamel the planters, plan the layout/placement of the planters at the NYRP garden, distribute flyers to the numerous community places we have been to throughout the year (e.g. Laundromat, grocery, post office), and celebrate together at our art installation opening garden party. Throughout the project students will develop social skills by helping each other, respectfully re-directing their classmates, and taking responsibility for their own choices and actions. Students are justifying the decisions they make in relation to their design plan and the materials they choose. Questioning is occurring on a variety of levels, such as, why is it important to contribute to the community by beautifying a public garden (?), how to protect the planters from weather and make them more durable (e.g. enameling)(?), what do we need to publicize our art installation opening (e.g. invitation/flyer)? Our class is currently growing herbs and flowers as part of our related gardening project at a local working community garden. Students will need to synthesize our gardening project and the planter art project by using the herbs and flowers to fill the planters. During the art installation opening at a NYRP public garden students will be asked to describe and self-critique their process and product. In terms of evaluation, students have checklists for each component of the project. The teacher will evaluate the students using a teacher-created Group Work Rubric, work-sample analysis, and a cross-disciplinary Developmental Continuum.
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Summer 2015. Plant several gardens with milkweed and other plants to benefit pollinators in our desert environment.
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Organized volunteers to meet and clean up a local beach.

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