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Campus beautification

CREATING CAMPUS GIFT - Carr Elementary School recently hosted a 21st Century Community Learning Center camp. FIS Food Services Director Vicki Swift, who is also a master gardener, helped the students create garden stones for the Carr campus. Swift explained how they would be made and then put the campers to work on the “recipe” for the stones. A group of campers first started working on shredded paper and water to make a pulp for the stones. Then another group measured out the dry cement and sand to mix in with the pulp. Campers took turns running the drill with a paddle bit connected to it in order to mix up the ingredients well. Other campers sprayed the stone molds, made from recycled dome tray lids from the cafeteria, so it would be easier to free the dried cement from the molds. Then two-man teams of campers took turns pouring the mixture into the molds and, while wearing gloves, smoothing out the bubbles in the cement stones. Once dry, the six stones were placed in various sites on the Carr campus. The camp was called “The Science of Art.” The activity was part of the two-session camps open to Fulton Independent School’s students who had completed second through seventh grades at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The first session focused more on math and science activities. The summer camps were funded with 21st CCLC funds.

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