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some ideas for art
projects that have to do with the pond area. Possibly things we could leave
outside at the pond. Any ideas?
How about planting some perennials? Research what wildflowers grow in the
area, or Day lilies are great, divide easily so each student has a tuber, and
the planning process could be done on paper, like mapping. Ask students to
have their gardening parents "donate" separations from their home gardens.
Spring is a good time for this, Hasta lilies, for example. Different types of
benches could be designed, basically consisting of two large cut logs with
wooden planks, nailed together by older students. A contest for the best
designs done in class, then groups working on the selected entries. Are there
ducks at this pond? Some type of "duck house" perhaps. I have seen them as
simple boxes but you could elaborate, make doors and windows or paint it, put
a sign with your school name on it...geee, can you tell that I wish I had a
pond project at my school? What about frogs? Make an area to catch the
tadpoles, make signs designating "Tadpole Re-Entry Area" or some such, where
the best locations are for catching and releasing, or maybe for the really
muddy area a "Caution...Quicksand Area!" sign. I better stop now.
HOpe this helps,