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Ornament project prompts Hoosier students to read, recycle

Friday, December 26, 2008

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Reed's Reading Tree, displayed in Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Suellen Reed's Statehouse office, is decorated with ornaments made entirely of recycled materials and submitted by Hoosier students.
More than 120 ornaments crafted by Hoosier students are on display on a holiday tree in Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Suellen Reed's Statehouse office.

The ornaments were submitted as part of Reed's Reading Tree, an annual event asking students to decorate a holiday ornament featuring a scene or character from a book.

This year, students were asked to make three-dimensional ornaments made entirely of recycled materials as part of the Indiana Department of Education's ongoing Learn Green, Live Green initiative.

"We received a tremendous response from schools across the state," said Reed. "This shows a true commitment to reading from students, teachers and administrators. It also shows a commitment to environmental education. The level of creativity exhibited in the ornaments is outstanding. All the students should be very proud of their work."

To view the ornaments created by students, visit www.doe.state.in.us/readingtree.



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