Hillcrest 05/2012

Reflection questions for Hillcrest students!! If you didn’t answer these questions in class, please comment and give us your answers! No name needed, just tell us your age.
1. What have you learned while working on this project?
2. What was your favorite part of the project?
3. What was the hardest part of the project?
4. Has your view of plastic changed? If yes, how has it changed?

In May 2012, Kayla and Brandon will return to Irwin, PA to teach a 6 day workshop at HIillcrest Intermediate School. The 5th and 6th grade students will be creating an instillation for the school’s courtyard, themed An Octopus’s GardenOn the last day of the workshop, there will be a gallery opening that the whole community is encouraged to attend. The courtyard is roughly 120sq ft (with some limitations) – pictures are below. We will be building the entire installation out of post-consumer plastic, and will need the students to bring in some of the materials (see list below).

If possible, parents are asked to collect any of the following items and send them into school with their children on Friday, May 11:

*   Maxwell House containers
*   plastic Tidy Cat containers
*   laundry detergent bottles
*   colorful plastic bags (grocery, newspaper, sheetz, etc.)
*   watter bottles
*   2 liter bottles any color
*   milk jugs-preferably 2 gallon & yellow
**please wash them out!

Here is a list of some tools and supplies we will be using to build the Octopus’s Garden. If you have any tools you could lend us or supplies you could donate, it would be greatly appreciated!
*   work gloves
*   snips (strong enough to cut through plastic)
*   drills
*   heat guns
*   4″ & 6″ zip ties
*   5 lb. boxes of screws
*   PVC piping
*   steel rods or stakes
*   extension cords

We appreciate your help and look forward to working with you in May!! For a sneak peak of what you’ll be making, check out the Plastic Experiments page. 

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