Parsley's Community Service Project this year was begun by the Student Council who initiated the collection of toiletries that would be donated to a homeless shelter. It was called the "Keep It Clean" drive.
From this idea, Mrs. Sload, art teacher, involved all students in each grade level by integrating art lessons with a product that could be used to make the donations more special and heart-felt.
As a texture lesson, Kindergarten students sponged the white paper bags with paint.
First graders created Eric Carle inspired tags. If you've ever read an Eric Carle story, you've no doubt admired his beautiful illustrations. Using a similar technique, the students created beautiful tags for the bags. A sticker on the back shares that the bags were donated by Parsley Elementary students.
Second grade students had been studying the life cycle of butterflies so in art class they made a butterfly clip decoration that would be used to close the bag.
Butterflies and flowers naturally go together and since third graders had been reviewing the plant life cycle in science, they created tissue paper flowers for the outside of the bags.