A Socially Generative, Creative, & Recycled Art Project for Middle School Students
Creating “little donation guys” out of recycled materials is an art project full of positivity. After created by students, these little guys are placed on tables in a local restaurant in order to inform customers of a worthy cause and to collect their spare change. You will likely want to do this project with a talented group of students. This article explains how to fullly complete the project.
1. Decide on a worthy cause your class should fundraise for. It can be beneficial to your students to hold a class discussion in order to make this decision. What causes do we have to choose from? Which cause is the most worthy? Why is it the most worthy? How do we know that this cause is making the most positive impact? If possible, have representatives from this organization visit and teach your students more about the work they do.
2. Create a “t-shirt” to be “worn” by your little donation guy. The t-shirt should clearly display the following:
Henry was created by Jimmy Jones in grade 7 at Wild Rose Middle School. All donations collected by Henry go to Save the Dolphins.
Then include a blurb about your cause and the website. To be creative, you could add in a phrase before the last sentence to say, “Henry lives off of your spare change.”
3. Create Your Example
Finding and Preparing the Jars – Find two jars to serve as your donation guy’s body and head. The body can be plastic or glass but the top should most likely be plastic unless you have a sturdy plastic body and plan on cutting the change deposit slot on the shoulder, back, or chest instead of on the mouth or head. Clear jars, for the body at least, are prefereable so that the money inside is visible. If the jars have labels, you may neeed to soak them in warm water and use a product such as Goo-Be-Gone to fully remove them.
Building the Frame - Once you have two jars that will work together and they are clean, use your artistic ability to cut them with an exacto kife, fit them together, and glue them together with a hot glue gun or perhaps some sort of PVC cement. Before gluing, you should cut the change insertion slit and be sure that change and even bills successfully drop into the body. You should also plan a way to remove the money. If the jar used for the head has a cap, this is a perfect solution.The cap also can be used as the little guy’s hat. There are other creative solutions that could be come up with here as well.
Decorating the Little Guy - Once the jars are securely glued together, use permanent markers, paint, clothes, feathers, and other materials of your choice to decorate your little guy or girl, giving him or her a unique design and personality. Feel free to add limbs, ears, hair, and accessories, as long as you keep him or her appearing kempt. Lastly, “dress” him or her with the t-shirt.
4. Establish a partnership with a restaurant. If you have twenty students, you should talk to restaurants with at least twenty tables. You can write a letter explaining the project and your request or go in and talk in person with the owner or manager. You will likely find the best results by talking in person then leaving a letter to be looked over or by dropping off a letter to be looked over then later checking back to meet in person.
When you meet, first show the owner or manager the sample donation guy. Explain that you plan to lead a talented group of students in making these and are looking for a location to display them. It would be best to partner with a restaurant that is willing to display one on each table. This is preferred over placing them at check out counters at twenty small stores. It is much more practical for one person to establish and maintain a partnership with one location rather than twenty. It is also more practical to make collections from one location rather than twenty. Assure the owner that the little donation guys will be well done, not tacky or trashy, then be sure that your students follow through on your promise. If he or she is willing to participate but for a limited amount of time such as a month or two, keep trying to find a restuarnat that is willing to establish a partnership without an end date or for at least a year. If you can’t find a restaurant willing to participate for that long, set up a schedule with those who will particpate for shorter terms. Keep a record of restaurants you visit and their responses to you request.
5. Lead your class in creating their own little donation guys or girls. You can give them the assignment of bringing their own jars or collect jars yourself and distribute them to your students. Follow the same steps and keep the same points in mind as done when you created your example. Students should finish off their creation with his or her own personalized t-shirt.
6. Place the guys in a partnering restaurant. Be sure to tell your students which restaurant the little guys are placed in so that they can visit to see their work displayed and show their families.
7. Collect the jar contents. Visit the restaurant on a frequent basis in order to collect the donations. Most people are encouraged to give when at least a little money is visible in the jar. Apparently people are reluctant to be the first to give. However, the jar probably shouldn’t be left to get too full either. Try collecting every two weeks to see if this is an appropriate interval. Remember to leave some small change in each jar.
To encourage extra interest amontg your students, record the amount collected in each jar after each collection and report this infformation back to them.
8. Donate the collected donations to your decided cause. Know that you and your students are making a difference...and having fun while doing so!
Having a good education is important to one's success in life. Education is the key to success, without a good education you will find it hard to achieve success in one's life. A good education is important because you will be able to think for yourself and communicate intelligently to other people. Persons who don`t have a good education background will have a difficult time finding jobs and also will earn less money. If a person is unable to reason and think for himself then that person will have problem in finding and keeping a job. They will not be very successful in life until they improve their educational background. Jobs are hard to get, and the employers will seek the most qualified and intelligent person to fill the vacancy because of the competition out there.
It is never too late to get an education, once you gained a good education background it stays with you for life. So if you need to improve or get a good education now. Most jobs are not employing people with the basic education from high school anymore or unless you want very low paying job that can't meet your needs. To achieve success in one's life you need to start by attending college or university to achieve a degree or diploma. Remember the focus here is how you can achieve success in one's life. Well you can start by achieving a certificate,diploma and degree. So, you can start from the bottom to the top. Having a good education is an investment like owning a house or a car. Once you invest your time and money in your education you will reap the huge reward what it will give you in life.
Why is education so significant?
The thing that strikes me about education is knowledge acquired. Education gives us the perspective of the things around us. Education help us to look at our lives and learn from every experiences. The future of a country is safe in the hands of educated peoples. Education is important for the economic growth of our countries. It fosters principles of socialism and equality. A person can't be a complete man without a good education. Education also builds your self esteem and how you view yourself. A person with a good education background will have more confident when approaching a new job and also when interacting with people.
Teachers are very special. Saying “thank you” to teacers/lecturers is the very least yet very sweet and thoughtful that we can do. Teachers are among the greatest people in our world; they are devoted and fully committed when it comes to nurturing one’s learning.
Here is a collection of some splendid thank you messages that you can send to your lecturers or teacher. Read on to find the perfect thank you message for your dear lecturer and teacher.
1 Thank you for being such a good lecturer. You have educated me countless lessons in academic as well as lessons in life as well! I really value you in so many ways because without having you my dear teacher, I’m nothing!
2 Hello Teacher (name). You are such an inspiration to me! You’re teachings are great and indeed very useful in my life. Thank you for being so dedicated in your job.
3 Thank you for everything! We are so lucky to have a lecturer like you!
4 Hello to my dearest teacher! I just want to thank you for being so kind and dedicated. I’m always excited to attend you lecture, because I’m sure that I’m going to learn again something new and interesting. Thank you and God bless you dear teacher!
5 Good day to you teacher (name)! This message is to simply thank you! You enlighten me through your teachings! I will always be thankful to you for making my future brighter. Thank you and indeed you are amazing!
6 Hello teacher (name)! You are the best! Just wanna say thank you for becoming a great lecturer for me! Every day is a meaningful day because of you! Thank you!
7 Your motivating words and phrases and as well as your emotional gestures have made me what I am and who I am. “Thank you” is the exact words that are perfect for you! Thank you dear teacher (name)! You are amazing indeed!
8 Thank you my teacher! I always learn from you that makes me a better person almost every single day. You are great and a wonderful person to look up to. Thank you for everything and I hope this simple thank you message from me, makes you feel happy and overwhelmed. God bless you more teacher (name)!
9 Without a great lecturer like you, I could have been lost. Thanks for your effort in guiding me, motivating me and most importantly for making me exactly what I am today.
10 I may not express this at all times. Yet, I truly mean it when I say thank you teacher for the countless things you have done for us.
11 Many thanks to you teacher (name)! You have always brought us on the right path. We will never forget you. Whatever
success we might have achieved in our future it’s because you have been a wonderful teacher for us. Thank you again!
12 I found friendship, guidance, discipline and love, and almost everything in just one person. And that fantastic person is you (name of your teacher).
Take time to appreciate your dear teachers and make them feel that they are such a special person in your life. Say thanks to your favorite lecturer or teacher by sending any of this thank you messages. Also check Teacher Appreciation sayings
If you are a looking for messages to thank the nursery teacher of your kid, then you have reached the right spot. In this article you will find an excellent collection of thank you messages for nursery teachers. Read on to find the best message to convey your gratitude and thanks to the nursery teachers.
When you observe that your child is singing the Alphabet Song and reciting 1-10 numbers then, you should be thankful to your child’s nursery teacher. Here is a beautiful selection of great thank you messages for nursery teachers.
1 Many thanks to you teacher (name). My child (name) continues to be very smart recently. At home, I can even hear him/her singing the alphabet song and reciting a nice short-poem. Thank you so much Teacher (name) for all your efforts and dedication in teaching your nursery pupils including my son/ daughter.
2 Good day Teacher (name)! I’m the mommy of (name of the child) and I would like to personally thank you for doing such a good job. I can tell that my son/daughter is indeed growing wiser and intelligent and thus, he knows how to be confident enough doing such things. Thank you again Teacher (name)! God bless you more!
3 To all the teachers in nursery level; this message is to simply thank you for all the kindness and support for my son/daughter (name) during his/her three years of stay in your school.
4 Thank you very much Teacher (name)! Because my child truly enjoys her/his stay with you. You teach effectively because every day I can hear my son/daughter reciting a poem, counting numbers and even she/he is now confident speaking English. That’s really a big learning for my little one.
5 Thank you Teacher (name)! You help and guide my son/daughter every single day in building the foundation of his/her knowledge. My child in now showing full-confidence to achieve some things such as dancing, singing and reciting a poem. And you are the reason behind these wonderful achievements. Thank you!
6 My son/daughter is so happy at nursery class every day. You have helped her/him to build up her confidence a lot. Thank you very much!
7 Generally I’m very happy with my child’s every day progress report! Special thanks to his/her nursery teacher. Because of your
dedication, love and guidance our children truly gained essential learning that they should know.
8 Teacher (name), as a parent of (name of the child), I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent achievements and leanings you have imparted to my son/ daughter progress. You’re a beautiful person who was able to established favorable journey in their lives.
Teaching job is hard a task and need full-commitment of time and effort once you have entered this kind of profession. So in return and as a reward for our heroes, why not thank them? A simple thank you will make them feel that they are special and delight their hearts someway.
Hope this collection of selected thank you messages for nursery teachers wil help you to convey your thanks and gratitude to the nursery teacher of your kid. Also check Thank You Messages for Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Sayings.