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Ware honors Dr. Seuss with recyclng drive

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The Ware Academy Lower School (grades 3-5) students pose on the blacktop with all the recycling items collected for one week. The students are holding up their homemade, natural all-purpose cleaners that they made.

Ware Academy celebrated Dr. Seuss Day on Feb. 27 with a weeklong recycling drive  to honor “The Lorax” book written by Dr. Seuss.

“The Lorax” is commonly recognized as a fable concerning industrialized society, using the literary element of personification to give life to industry as the Once-ler (whose face is never shown in all of the story’s illustrations or in the film version) and to the environment as the Lorax. It has become a popular metaphor for those concerned about human impact on the environment.

In addition to the weeklong recycling drive the students participated in the following activities honoring this beloved writer:

  • Each grade decorated their door to commemorate a Dr. Seuss book.
  • The Middle School (grades 6-8) paired up with the Primary School (grades PreK-2) and made Dr. Seuss characters out of recyclable materials.
  • The Lower School (grades 3-5), with the help of Paula Jasinski, co-owner of Be-the-Bay and a Ware parent, made their own magnifying glasses out of recycling glass containers and plastic wrap, as well as natural all-purpose cleaner from vinegar, water, sea salt and surfactants derived from coconut oil.

Friday ended with a Dr. Seuss pep rally that included a reading of a poem written by the entire student body; an award ceremony for the door contest where each award was made with recyclable materials; singing contests performed by the faculty and staff; and dessert shared by the entire student body—an actual size Dr. Seuss hat cake by Sensational Celebrations!

posted 03.05.2009

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