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Peeps Puns Spring Up at Barnesville
Posted 04/19/2018 10:03AM


In the spirit of the old Washington Post diorama contest, 7th graders at Barnesville create Peeps projects in Language Arts. This year, they had free rein to use any pun for inspiration, but they were challenged to use a minimum of 10 recycled materials and were limited to using a shoe (or boot) box as their base. Each student also had to write a proposal and a synopsis. Next week, they will deliver oral presentations to their classmates.

Middle School L.A. Teacher Tara Barnhart said, “The clever use of materials and attention to detail is really fun to see.”

For “Boston Peeps Orchestra,” Charlie used plastic egg “shells” as the base of drums that had mini mallets. “We the Peeple” by Toby included small quill pens for each Founding Father Peep. The “Peephole” by Christina included lights so those peeking through a hole in a bright pink box could see a detailed Peeps home inside. Sesame Peep by Matthew had unmistakable Peeps versions of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Elmo.

There are too many projects to name them all, but photos can be viewed on Facebook, and we’re planning to post a video after the student presentations. You can take a look at the dioramas up close in the Middle School hallway through Tuesday, May 1.

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