Tuesday we ventured down to the site to work with Nikki and her crew. Upon our arrival Nikki had layed out her plan for what they would be doing. She designated students as painters, diggers, and planters. Nikki had supplied some old tires that needed painting that would become flower pots and other decorations. She had some boys working on digging post holes for a fence that would go around the park. The diggers also filled the tires that would become potted plants. Our students took their jobs seriously and worked hard to get things started at the park. We were down there for about 2 hours, you could see the park starting to take shape. I've promised the students we will walk down there to see the finished product. I know they will feel a sense of ownership of the park since their hard work helped to get it all started.
The Detroit series of Rehab Addict will be airing sometime in February. I was told February Sweeps! Once the show has aired they will give us a copy of the show that we can keep for years to come! I'm very proud of my students and was very happy to see all their smiling faces enjoying making their community look good!
--C. Miller, HODA science teacher