Jeanne, I used straws- then, if necessary, I was going to set the straws on
wooden skewers ( the kind used in grinning). Or popsicle sticks.
Fortunately we've had alot of rain, so I may get by with just sticking the
straws or worst case, popsicle sticks in. I don't know if I trust some of
my kids with the skewers!
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Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:37 AM
Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] pinwheel problems
> Advice needed here. I embraced the idea of pinwheels for peace, but how
> Problem #1: Hard clay soil. I broke my 1/4" dowel shoving the pinwheel
> garden soil this morning!!! I was so careful, but it still broke. And
> the kids
> will not all be able to use the garden. They will need to insert the
> dowels into
> the grassy edge of the driveway. Any advice on this?
> Problem #2: drilling the dowels partway, nailing in the nail. I have 600
> elementary kids!
> I am ready to abandon this wonderful project.
> Jeannie in PA, k - 5
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