Scope for Imagination

Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?

-Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

treasure from trash

If you look closely, you may see that our treasure chest is made from old cardboard, newspapers, pop bottle caps, an orange juice can top...and a generous amount of glue and glitter.

The things outside the treasure chest are true treasures, treasures in disguise, that we always want to reduce-reuse-recycle.

A Glass jar has a postcard attached that says it is a treasure from the beach. Yes indeed! glass is made from the ordinary kind of sand we sit on and walk on and dig in and make sandcastles out of at the beach.

Our comics from the Sunday newspaper are printed on paper...A treasure from the forest, since we know that paper is made from the trunks of trees.

Our aluminum pop can's post card says it is a treasure from the mountains. Aluminum comes from a mineral called bauxite...which is mined from mountains.

And finally, our plastic bottle says it's a treasure from the dinosaurs. How's that? Well plastic is made from oil, which comes from the ground, which has been compressed by the earth since the time of dinosaurs!

Next time you have to take out the recycling, you may want to remember that your trash is really treasure in disguise.

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