Display case for "Journey Bottles" installed today
At the beginning of River Journey, during the travels upstream and downstream from their sink, students gathered bits of water from the locations we visited into a "Journey Bottle." The Journey Bottles were regular water bottles until students removed the commercial label, drank the contents, and transformed them into a tool for reflection. At each stop, along with collecting water, students wrote words they felt represented the value of the water at that point. Later, students wrote a verse of poetry (in couplet form) to answer the call of the River Journey poem: "Please speak a word for water's worth." These were turned into paper labels for the bottles and combined with an image of each students' eyes, looking at the river.
The display case was designed to give these reflections - so unique to each student - a special place.