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Trail of Scarecrows Contest 2014

September 1 - November 1

| Free to participate

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Contest 2014: 
Choose a story. Build a story scarecrow. Write an essay about how your scarecrow represents the story and/or character chosen.

Who can Participate: K through 5th grade groups. The group can be comprised of children from a school, community organization, home school or families.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded!

 

How to Enter:Teenage genius-Grimmer middle school-3rd place

  • Choose a story.
  • Read the book and decide how best to represent the story in scarecrow form.
  • Collect items from your community, home, etc. to build your scarecrow and start building.
  • Develop a 150-200 word essay about how the scarecrow best reflects the chosen story.
  • Register and submit the essay to Taltree by September 15.
  • Finish your scarecrow and drop it off at Taltree September 22-26.


SIGN UP HERE!

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Important Dates:

  • Registration and Essay Due – September 15
  • Scarecrow Drop-Off – September 22-26 from 8-5 pm
  • Scarecrows Displayed - October 1-31
  • Awards Ceremony - November 1*
  • Scarecrow Pick-Up – November 1 after awards ceremony or November 3-7 from 8-5 pm

*On November 1, all contestants (and their families) receive free admission to explore the arboretum after the awards ceremony.

Academic Standards: Indiana State Standards for K-5 English/Language Arts

K.3.3 K.5.1 K.5.2 1.3.1 1.5.1 1.5.2
1.5.3 1.5.4 1.5.5 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.5.5
2.3.7 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.6 3.3.2 3.3.3
3.3.4 3.5.2 3.5.5 3.5.7 4.3.3 4.3.4
4.5.4 4.5.5 5.3.1 5.3.3 5.5.6 5.5.7

 

 

 

Details

Start:
September 1, 2014
End:
November 1, 2014
Cost:
Free to participate
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Venue

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
Phone:
219-462-0025
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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