Upcycling is defined as the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials. Sarah (Mark's mom) is an amazing seamstress and offered to come in to the classroom again to upcycle the students' shirts - either old, stained, or otherwise in disrepair. There were lots and lots of scraps of material, stencils, crayons and markers to use. Students got right to work cutting out material to use on their shirts and then affixed the scraps either by hand-sewing or using one of the two machines set up.
Thank you, Sarah, for guiding our environmentally conscious students to make something new out of something old!