BUBBLE GUM DAY

TL 2-6 BUBBLE GUM DAY

 

2-6 STICKING LIKE BUBBLE GUM

2-6 IT'S BUBBLE GUM DAYToday is BUBBLE GUM DAY!!!  Every kid who donates 50 cents or more gets to chew gum in school.  The proceeds go to any charity the school chooses.  Kids have fun and raise money for a good cause.

Since it began in 2006, the celebration has spread from schools to libraries, businesses and community centers.  It’s a fun way to raise money for your favorite cause.

http://www.bubblegumday.com/Bubble_Gum_Day/Story_of_Bubble_Gum_Day.html

Obviously things have changed since I was in school.  In music class, if we were caught with gum in our mouths – we were set in the corner with the wad of gum on the end of our noses!

At my house, if I chomped on gum my mom would say, “You sound just like an old cow chewing its cud!”  Bubble gum wasn’t exactly encouraged at my house.

What are kids doing today???  They are offering to share their bubble gum with the folks at Wal-Mart, of course!

The bubble gum I remember best is DOUBLE BUBBLE.  My second favorite was BAZOOKA because there were comic strips wrapped up around the gum.  To be honest, unless you count EXTRA sugar-free bubble gum, I’ve not chewed it for years.  It was okay to sound like a cow chewing cud when I was twelve, but now…  um – not so much!

 Chew on this fact: nine out of ten people step on bubblegum left by either me or my associates. The tenth person couldn’t step on it because he’s handicapped. But he most assuredly rolled over it in his wheelchair.
– Jarod Kintz, Whenever You’re Gone, I’m Here For You    

I think it sounds like fun to buy the right to chew bubble gum!  Leave it to a children’s book author to come up with such a cute and fun idea!  This video is from a couple of years ago but it’s so cute!

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Wanna read a story about gum???  This is cute – check it out!  http://robertmunsch.com/poem-story/gum

I love kid’s stories – and what better subject today than bubble gum???  Wink!  😉

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SIERRA CLUB DAY

TL 5-28 SIERRA CLUB DAY

 

On May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California, the Sierra Club was founded. Today is SIERRA CLUB DAY!!! This grassroots environmental group has been one of the most influential in the country and is still going strong.

Don’t count the day done until you’ve made the day count.  – Dr. Thom C. Gibson

I like their motto – LEAVE NO TRACE. That of course means that when you go on an outing – you clean up and leave your site just as you found it. If you packed it and used it – pack it back up and take it with you. You don’t have to be a member of the Sierra Club to use that kind of common sense when it comes to taking care of the planet.

Don’t wait until Arbor Day to plant a tree. You can plant a tree now!

This falls under the heading COMMON SENSE – but when you leave a room – flip the light switch off behind you. Why keep a light on – or a TV on if you are leaving the room? Instead of cranking up the heat in the Winter or the AC in the Summer, adjust the amount of clothing you wear to get more comfortable.

Stay informed on the latest eco news. If you hear of a more green way to do things, maybe you should consider making some changes for the sake of the planet.

Ask yourself a question before you mindlessly toss something in the trash: Could this item be re-purposed or re-used for something? You might be surprised what you can do! I recently turned a gallon jug into a handy watering pitcher for my plants.

Do you throw your gum away in a trash can, or do you just spit it out the car window and let it land wherever? Think about how you dispose of your gum next time. Aside from the fact that someone might step in it, a bird would think the gum is a rock and swallow it. The gum then expands, killing the bird.

A few small changes made by all of us can make a huge impact. This is the only Earth we get – no backup Earth – sorry. 😦