There would have been even more to stuff into my car this morning if I hadn't been taking my juice and detergent bottles to one of my high schools for a special project. I've been trying to provide opportunities for students to practice pre-vocational tasks that will help them with grasp strength, work hardening, sequencing and organization. Today was the day to prepare the saved-up bottles for use next year.
|Fill clean bottles with water, then add a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Using a little white vinegar might keep the water fresh for a few weeks or longer. Leave a few inches of airspace at the top.|
|Apply a ring of hot glue around the inside of the cap, where the threads of the bottle will connect with the cap. This will slow down a student opening the bottle but don't count on it preventing spills.|
Our two-week break starts in about 3.5 hours--I'll be having a wonderful Christmas and I hope you do, too! Talk to you next year.