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BREAK AWAY FROM AVERAGE!

The average American tosses 4.4 pounds of trash every single day. It may not seem all that astonishing on the surface, but with 323.7 million people living in the United States, that is roughly 728,000 tons of daily garbage – enough to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. That is 22 billion plastic bottles every year.

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It is well known in Cheatham County, Tennessee, that A. O. Smith purchased State Industries (State Stove) which was one of the largest water heater manufacturing companies in the US. A.O. Smith is more than a water heater manufacturing company. A. O. Smith has been in operation for over 140 years having started in 1874 by Charles Jeremiah Smith. He made hardware parts for baby carriages and bicycles, and so much more! DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 1921, under the direction of L.R. Smith, A.O. Smith unveiled “The Mechanical Marvel,” the world’s first fully automated automobile frame assembly plant capable of making a frame every eight seconds (10,000 frames a day)! The plant operated until 1958.

If everyone stopped discarding trash without consideration to where it goes or how it negatively affects our environment, we will never solve the littering problem in our communities. It is time to change our behavior from average to exemplary by creating a responsible habit toward littering. Remember, “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.” (Horace Mann)

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Brown University. Due to his hard work, he graduated first in his class just three years later! After graduation, Horace earned his law degree and then successfully ran for a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He went on to the Massachusetts State Senate. Throughout his political career, he supported using taxes for improvements in the state. In 1837, Massachusetts created the first state board of public education in the United States and appointed Horace its secretary (meaning its leader) . As such, Horace Mann tirelessly fought to improve the quality of education in the state, as well as working to make education available to all children. Horace used six main principles to guide his decisions and actions: 1. The general public should not remain uneducated. 2. The public should pay for and maintain an education system. 3. Schools should provide educations to children of all backgrounds. 4. Schools should not reflect a particular set of religious beliefs. 5. Schools should reflect the ideals of a free society. 6. Schools should have well-trained, professional teachers.

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Could you imagine never going to school? For many years in the United States, there was no such thing as public school. Kids typically learned to read and write from their

parents. If you came from a wealthy family, you might have a tutor or attend a private academy. One of the first people to propose a public-school system was Horace Mann. His ideas on education led Massachusetts to create the first public education system in the country. Horace Mann grew up with few opportunities to attend schooling. Born in 1796, he was the son of a poor farmer in Franklin, Massachusetts. As a boy, he could rarely attend school because his father expected his help on their farm. Instead, he would often go to the town library and read books. A local minister also helped him study languages, like Latin, that were important if one wanted to go to college. At the age of 20, he was accepted to

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From the desk of Dr. Cathy Beck, Director of CC Schools Dear Students, Growing a Garden is very much like teaching a class. For students to grow academically, they need the right environment. Just as seeds need fertile ground, water, and sunshine, students need a kind teacher, rich curriculum, and exemplary instructional strategies. Students need practice, modeling and feedback. The classroom is very much like a flower garden. There are many different kinds of flowers, all different colors, shapes and sizes. Every one of them is beautiful. In turn, classrooms are full of children, each one bringing gifts and talents to share. Teaching and gardening are very similar. We want to make sure you grow and reach your maximum potential.

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Spring! ... It’s all about new beginnings and transformations – think of it as a season that symbolizes starting fresh and starting over. After months of cold temperatures that often result in many of us feeling the Winter blues, Spring ultimately re-awakens us and our surrounding environment, bringing everything back to life. Not only will you start to see the trees budding and bulbs poking through the ground, but we bet you’ll even feel better too.

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National Humor Month Keep America Beautiful Month Lawn & Garden Month International Guitar Month IRIS TENNESSEE CHEATHAM MUSEUM OF LITTER!

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The World's Smallest Park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland.

Mill Ends Park of Portland, Oregon was deemed the world’s smallest city park in 1971 by the Guinness Book of World Records. The park is merely two feet wide and lies in the median of a heavily trafficked Parkway. The Park was dedicated on St. Patrick’s Day in 1948 by Dick Fagan, an imaginative journalist, who wrote about the trials and tribulations of the park’s head leprechaun, Patrick O’Toole. Fagan claimed to be the only person who was able to see these leprechauns, and therefore had the exclusive scoop. Mill Ends officially became a city park on St. Patrick’s Day in 1976. The park continues to be the site of inventive St. Patrick’s Day festivities to this day.

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Make your own Maracas

Photo: sixthbloom.com Maracas are integral to Latin American dance bands, and have become increasingly popular in pop groups, percussion ensembles, as well as primary school music education.

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Tolkien March 25th is J.R.R.Tolkien was an English author and poet most famous for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is also the author of The Hobbit as well as several children's books. Tolkien had a keen interest in linguistics , which he studied in university, and his passion for language comes through in many of his works, particularly the invented language of Elvish in the Lord of the Rings triology. He was ranked by Forbes as the 5th highest-earning dead celebrity in 2009. Source: .tolkiensociety.org/author/biography/ Reading Day

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Haiku Haiku is a form of poetry that began in Japan. The poem uses the senses to describe scenes from nature, and often involves vivid images of trees, plants, seasons, and other elements of the natural world. A haiku is comprised of three lines, and a total of 17 syllables, broken up into a five-seven-five rule as demonstrated to the right. the study of human speech including the nature, structure, and development of language or group of languages. linguistics:

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An old si-lent pond... • • • • • A frog jumps in-to the pond, splash! • • • • • • • • Si-lence a-gain. • • • • five syllables on the first line seven syllables on the second line five syllables on the third line

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How Does Your FOOD GROW? Match the corresponding foods to the pictures by putting a number in the photo box.

You enjoy eating delicious foods, but did you know how food grows or is produced? You’d probably be shocked with some of the truths behind how your favorite foods grow. 1) Pineapples These come from crazy spikey looking bushes that grow out of the ground. The fruit comes from the middle of the plant. 2) Sesame Seeds Sesame seeds come from sprouts plants that grow straight up and tall out of the ground inside of little pods known as “buds.” 3) Artichokes Artichokes come from big pretty purple flower with feathery tops. 4) Brussel Sprouts Brussel sprouts are a member of the Germmifera group of cabbages and grow from a leafy green plant that is about 2.5 to 4 cm in diameter. They grow in a cluster and look like little cabbages. 5) Capers Capers grow on a vine of pretty white flowers. They are the unopened buds of the flowers. 6) Pistachios Pistachios grow in clusters on trees. It usually takes seven to ten years for these trees to get significant production with peak production being reached around 20 years. The pistachios are then dried and dry roasted or processed in machines. They kind of look like mangoes. 7. Peanuts Peanuts look like pretty little yellow wildflowers when they grow out of the ground but when you pull those flowers up their roots reveal the little bulbous nuts.

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8) Vanilla Bean Vanilla bean is also a flowering plant with white flowers. The plant produces long pods that are treated and dried 9) Kiwis Kiwis also start out as flowers that hangs on a vine and is grow along trellises. The flower turns into kiwis that hang down until they are ready to be harvested. 10) Cashews Cashews are super weird looking. They grow on trees that produce cashew apples, then the nuts grow out of the apples. 11) Almonds Almonds grow off of flowering trees. The little flowers turn into pods and inside those pods are almonds. 12) Saffron Saffron comes from exquisitely beautiful bright purple flowers. The saffron stems come out of the middle of the flowers that are just pulled out of the flower. 13) Cinnamon I had no idea that cinnamon is dried tree bark. 14) Cranberries Cranberries grow off of evergreen dwarf shrubs that bear flowers that become the little pieces of fruit. 15) Cacoa Cacao, which is what chocolate is, is grown on a tree that produces giant pods. The cacao beans are found inside these pods. Did You Know? An ounce of Chocolate contains about 20 milligrams of caffeine? Source: https://sweetandsavory.co/certain-food-grown/

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Sources:.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/trees-and-shrubs/fun-facts-about-trees, abcteach.com/documents/clip-art-oak-tree-life-cycle-color-i-abcteachcom-34016, treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/12-tremendous-trees-hold-world-records/page/11/

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Everyone has Genes It ’ s in theGenes! Genes carry the information that determines your traits, which are features or characteristics that are passed on to you — or inherited — from your parents. For example, if both of your parents have green eyes, you might inherit the trait for green eyes from them. Or if your mom has freckles, you might have freckles too because you inherited the trait for freckles. Each cell in the human body contains about 25,000 to 35,000 genes.

Well, they are so small you can't see them. Genes are found on tiny spaghetti-like structures called chromosomes (say: KRO-moh-somes). And chromosomes are found inside cells. Your body is made of billions of cells. Cells are the very small units that make up all living things. A cell is so tiny that you can only see it using a strong microscope. Chromosomes come in matching sets of two (or pairs) and there are hundreds — sometimes thousands — of genes in just one chromosome. The chromosomes and genes are made of DNA, which is short for deoxyribonucleic (say: dee-ox-see-ri-bo-nyoo-CLAY-ik) acid.  Each gene has a special job to do. The DNA in a gene spells out specific instrutions for making proteins in a cell. Proteins are the building blocks for everything in your body. Bones and teeth, hair and earlobes, muscles and blood, are all made up of proteins. Those proteins help our bodies grow, work properly, and stay healthy. Scientists today estimate that each gene in the body may make as many as 10 different proteins. That'smorethan300,000proteins!

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A new torch is designed for each relay.

Make your own Oympic Torch

Tokyo 2o2o Olympic Torch

This year the Olympic torch will be lit on March 12th in Ancient Olympia, home of the Ancient Games in Greece.

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Kids cook’n! Getting creativewith your Grilled Cheese! Grilled Cheese Day is on April 12th

Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese

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POWER PLAY . Litter Laws in Tennessee Tennessee has an average of 5,100 pieces of litter per mile on urban freeways. Thirty percent is deliberate litter from people in vehicles and 70% is negligent litter from unsecured loads. Littering Must Stop . Litter weighing less than five pounds is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $50, imprisonment up to 30 days, or both, and up to 40 hours community service. The court may also require work in a recycling center up to eight hours. . Litter weighing between five and 10 pounds is a class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500, six months imprisonment, or both, and up to 80 hours community service. The court may also require work in a recycling center up to eight hours. . Litter weighing more than 10 pounds or for any commercial purpose is a class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2,500, imprisonment up to 11 months and 29 days, or both. . If third conviction in any amount exceeding 10 pounds or upon the second conviction in any amount exceeding 1,000 pounds or in any amount for any commercial purpose, class E felony. Imprisonment between one year and six years, and possible fine up to $3,000. The court must also require community service litter removal for up to 160 hours. (see §40-35- 111)

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Let’s Talk Trash! MUSEUM OF LITTER AND PUBLIC AUCTION RAISING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR SCHOOLS! The Iris Tennessee Cheatham Museum of Litter Art Project Due April 16th at the Cheatham County Courthouse Let’s Talk Trash! news is supported by the County Sheriff department’s T.D.O.T. litter education grant as well as local businesses. Putting these funds to good use, Let’s Talk Trash! news hosts every other year a Museum of Litter art project for every school’s participation in the County to help bring awareness to the existence of litter on our highways and in our waterways. To date, Let’s Talk Trash News’ museum of litter art projects have raised over $7,800 for our schools and participating organizations! LET’S MAKE 2020 A BLOW OUT YEAR!

Photo from the 2014 Iris Tennessee Cheatham Museum of Litter

Litter education is paramount to understanding how litter negatively affects our communities. Litter is actually “lazy obnoxious behavior.” Let’s Talk Trash! News strives to help educate and change this behavior and attitude toward this nationwide problem through stories and activities every other month during the school year. It is utterly amazing what our kids can create! As the IRIS TENNESSEE CHEATHAM 2020 project is now underway, many artistic masterpieces will be displayed and publicly auctioned off on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 on the Cheatham County courthouse lawn. If the weather is not conducive, we will move this event to Sycamore Square Government offices. We will keep you informed.

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