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Monday, July 14, 2014

Birthdays and Summer Savings

    Hi all, Alice here. A few days ago my birthday passed. This event made me reflect on my journey with Skraptacular. Not just as the teacher it has made me but the teacher it was to me. I joined Skraptacular back when I was seven years old. Then it was simply parades on earth day with me and my second grade class. Looking back, I realize how much we have not only grown as people and as an organization, but as a movement. As Michelle says, “It takes a village to clean a village” and I think we have finally become that village.  I really must thank you, though. The reader. The one who has supported us through our journey. I hope that you feel like you have grown through this organization as much as I have.


Speaking of birthdays, on July 12, 2014, Malala Yousafzai turned 17 and finished another year of school. If you do not know who she is, she is a girl who fought for the rights of girls education in india. I’d like to honor her in this blog post.


Now for this post’s summer activity, A Summer (world) Savings Jar


So, most of the time when you make a savings jar, it consists of the loose change from your pockets and those lucky dollar bills you find once in a blue moon under the cushion of your couch. Well, this is a new kind of savings jar. It’s a world savings jar. Instead of putting spare change in it, put small scraps of garbage, such as a corkscrew or one of those miniature tables in your pizza box. Eventually this collection will build up. you can use these as craft supplies for earth saving art projects through the summer.


Happy Bastille Day!


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