Monday, April 8, 2013

The 60-60-60 Challenge: Day Eight

Welcome to Day Eight of the 60-60-60 Challenge to support America SCORES Seattle and celebrate National Poetry Month! 

As promised, below are some poems and resources to help you reach your goal to give your Full 180 to America SCORES Seattle by taking the 60-60-60 Challenge to read 60 poems for National Poetry Month, to walk 60 miles for yourself, and to raise 60 dollars for America SCORES Seattle!

Start fundraising now by joining our team on crowdrise :: Seattle SCORES' Full 180 

Today’s poems were written by teammates at Bailey Gatzert Elementary during the 2011 Spring Season and were inspired by their community service-learning project that season:

Gatzert Gardeners
By Jasmine N.

We are gardeners
We dig, weed and plant
We get sweaty, thirsty and hungry
Planting seeds was like digging into the earth, way deep down
The soil was like mooshy ice-cream
In the ground I saw bugs, weeds and dead plants
I think the lavender will be like light purple and smell really fresh
Planting a garden felt like making our community a better place for people to enjoy
It will be greener!

By Linda P.

We are gardeners,
Planting and pulling
And cutting and pruning
We see our plants growing in the sunlight
And Mother Nature hugging us in her arms.
We touch beautiful flowers and soil so soft.
We smell the fragrance of lavender and fresh air.
We hear the wind whistling in our ears
And all the grunting and groaning and moaning of effort
As we plant our garden.
We taste our hard work
And all the things that we planted together.

In today's video, America SCORES Seattle Coach Matt Stemle performs 'do not go gentle into that good night' by Dylan Thomas, and invites you to join him in celebrating National Poetry Month by giving your Full 180 to America SCORES Seattle! 

Suggested Hike/Walk
Kelsey Creek Farm - SE 4th Place, Bellevue
via Connector, Pipeline & Lower Hillside Trails

Join the Seattle SCORES' Full 180 team, and share with your friends and family.#Full180

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