When I started my afterschool classes last fall, I all of a sudden was going through Capri Sun and Goldfish boxes like crazy, and they just seemed to be too sturdy to throw away. My pack-rat ways paid off this week when I needed to make a “2010” sign for our culminating 5th graders. A boring painted sign? No way, our kids are getting giant block numbers about 4 ft. tall, which are to be painted black and spattered with paint tomorrow. I’m now having visions of doing our school name this fall, but maybe twice as tall? We’ll see, anything to decrease the amount of trash in our landfills these days.