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Project 333 Challenge

Posted by: | January 10, 2019 | 1 Comment |

Hi everyone,

Students have been working hard “tuning in” to our new unit of inquiry. Our central idea is: People have an ethical responsibility for what they consume and create. We have had some amazing conversations about how much “stuff” we have. Does this “stuff” make us truly happy? What influences or entices us to have so many possessions? One of the movements we have discovered is Project 333. It is a movement created to minimize the amount of “stuff” we wear and have in our closets (often being passed over and never worn).

Here is link to the Project 333 website: https://bemorewithless.com/project-333/

Some students in 5C have challenged their peers and teachers to try this challenge. Here’s how it works: Go through your closet and choose 33 items that you will wear for 3 months. In our case, we will do this until the end of our unit of inquiry – the end of February. If you want to continue for the entire 3 months, go for it! Below are some guidelines:

What: 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes.

The total number of possibilities = 21,176!!!

What not: these items are not counted as part of the 33 items – underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (but your workout clothes have to workout).

The link provided above provides some useful tips of what to include.

This project is entirely optional. Mrs. Friske, Mrs. Crawford and I are both going to participate in this project and we hope many students in 5C, 5T and 5M will join in too.

This weekend, go through your closet and start selecting the 33 pieces of clothing that you will be wearing. Take a picture of these clothes and upload it to MyBlueprint because we want to document our journey. Make sure that your other clothes are out of sight (out of mind)!! Maybe put them into plastic bags or containers, so that you’re not tempted to wear them.

We’re excited to see what comes of Project 333, as well as the conversations and reflection that come from it.

Thanks so much!!

Ms. Csak

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  1. By: Reema on January 10, 2019 at 9:40 pm      Reply

    What a great idea!! This will teach the kids a lot…tidying up, keeping what you need and use, thinking hard before buying new items ..and the list goes on. Good luck to all and have fun with the experiment!

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