Helping Around the House
Once in our lives, we all need help with something. The same is true in your house. Have you heard ever your parents say: "Can you please help me with that?" Well, don't worry. Here are some ways you can help your family around the house.
One way is to set the table. This is especially true for any holiday or family dinner. First, remember to keep everything in the right spots. The napkin should be on the left with the fork on the napkin. The plate should be on the middle, the knife on the right of the plate and the spoon on the right of the knife. The cup should always be above the plate. Make sure that everybody gets the right amount of silverware and napkins.
Another way is to wash the dishes. If there's a lot of dishes, then you can use the dish washer. But if there's a limited amount, then you can wash them by hand. Either a dish rag or sponge will work. Make sure you get everywhere inside and outside including all the little cracks and crevices. That goes for every piece of silverware. When you're done washing use a drying towel to dry all the silverware. Make sure that all the utensils, plates and cups have all been dried.
Cleaning the bathroom is another important way to help your family around the house. Before you start cleaning, make sure you have protective rubber gloves to keep your hands all clean. You'll need a container of wipes on hand. You'll also need a special brush to clean out the inside of the toilet. If your toilet has a tank, you can clean that too. Make sure you again clean everything both inside and outside including the seat. Same goes with the sink. You might also want to clean out the shower but first look around to see if there's hair or anything else. If it's a half bathroom or powder room, then you're good. Oh, I almost forgot! Make sure you clean the mirrors too.
No matter if it's taking out the trash, wiping the counter or table or all the things I've mentioned, you can help your family do lots of stuff around the house in many ways. So please ask your parents if they need help with anything. It'll really make a total difference.
Introducing... the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture Education Center
By Angela C.
As you all know, last year we started construction for the new addition for our school. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed the greenhouse, you are right. This year on Earth Day is the grand opening of the greenhouse, and before the opening starts on Earth Day, which is coming soon, I will give you information about the greenhouse.
The name of the greenhouse is the Christine Murphy Horticulture Education Center. The size of the greenhouse is 1,780 square foot, it has a state-of-the-art irrigation system and accessible classroom space. The greenhouse is going to help the Farm to Table program take the next step in its development. It is also going to dramatically increase the program’s campus-wide impact. It will be accessible for the Farm to Table program. Students in the high school will also be able to have an experience in gardening as a job, which may be something they want to do in the future.
The Farm to Table program will be able to grow plants in the greenhouse. They will also grow flowers in the greenhouse all year round. They can plant fruits and veggies to have fresh produce for the Farm to Table program to sell. There will be fresh fruits and veggies for everyone in Overbrook to eat at lunch. Hopefully students and staff will enjoy eating a healthy fruit or veggie that is served. Maybe there will be a new fruit or veggie for students and staff to try. Eating the nutritious fruits and veggies helps us stay healthy. Some fruits and veggies that people may enjoy are:
Mr. Rich Matteo was hired after the greenhouse started to be built in our school. He hopes that the greenhouse can provide the students and faculty with a place to learn and grow. Mr. Matteo would like it to be a place where all who use it can be creative and keep the hopes and dreams of warm weather alive through the winter. Mr. Matteo chose our school because of its fantastic reputation and the love he felt from the moment he walked into the doors of our campus. Mr. Matteo says it feels like family here at Overbrook. Mr. Matteo says that family is very important to him. Mr. Matteo likes to grow minds and hearts. He says the plants are just the medium. What Mr. Matteo likes about plants is that they are all different, just like all of us here on campus and all over the world. Mr. Matteo says he will try to grow carrots, but they do better in the ground outside than in the greenhouse. But he also says we will keep trying to grow them until we figure it out.
This new addition will help our Farm to Table program grow and our campus to grow. It will also help students get interested in gardening and learning about plants. Please come to the grand opening of the greenhouse on Earth Day. The nutrition committee will be cutting the ribbon to start the grand opening of the greenhouse. It will be awesome to see people from around campus there at the greenhouse grand opening on Earth Day. If you have any fruit or veggie you would like to see planted in the greenhouse, please let Mr. Matteo and Mrs. Cathy know.
Are you excited about the opening of the greenhouse on Earth Day? What would you like to see grown in the greenhouse?
Please mark the grand opening on your calendar so you will not forget all about it!