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GT Project Gives Paper Flowers a New Meaning

School NewsGreg Higgins
Jara Kattes, 3rd grade, and mother Kanetta Kattes.

Jara Kattes, 3rd grade, and mother Kanetta Kattes.

Lizzie Fisher, 3rd grade, and mother Angela Fisher.

Lizzie Fisher, 3rd grade, and mother Angela Fisher.

Anthony Towers, 4th grade, with his grandmother Barbara Towers.

Anthony Towers, 4th grade, with his grandmother Barbara Towers.

Parents and students who recently attended North Lamar’s annual GT parent meeting were given a project to work on together; which made the end result a little more special.

“Each parent-student team was given one sheet of colored paper and three address labels to be used as "glue", said North Lamar GT Coordinator Carolyn Patterson.  “The task was to create a flower pot including the planting medium and a flower.”

The project was scored based on points for each component.  The components included a flower pot with a bottom, planting medium, free standing stem for a flower, flower center, number of petals and number of leaves.  Bonus points were given for creative additions such as a butterfly, worm, decorated pot, bee, ant, etc.