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Kyle’s Demo at the Holiday Sale

 

Hi my name is Kyle and I would like to talk about my role at the Seeds for Autism Holiday Sale. I am a metal head and it’s not just my taste in music (bad-um tss) but metal is my soul and iron runs through my blood. So naturally I did a forging demo on how to make our garden trowels.

The Wood Department at SEEDs

My favorite department is the Wood Department. I have learned about working with wood and Mr. Ed taught me safety rules and how to use the tools.  I like working with wood because I wear safety glasses and gloves to do some sanding. I make things like pizza cutters, spinning tops and ice cream scoops and it takes a long time. Making wood products makes me happy.

by Dallas

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The History of Wacky Packages by Jessica

Wacky packages are a Topps product that came out in 1973 with the first modern set. There are just a bizarre set of  cards that are parodies of famous brands.

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The Beginning of Wacky Packages    

In September of 1961 a man by the name of Paul Laikini illustrated an article on Camel cigarettes in issue #21 of Cracked Magazine. It showed a picture of an upside down camel named after the egyptian president Gamel. Fast forward 6 years to 1967 when Art Spiegelman drew the first wacky packages, and so begins a trend deliberated by millions of children everywhere.

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The First Set of Modern Wacky Packs Cards

In Spring of 1973 the first set of Wacky Packages cards came out. The peel and stick cards came out with a set of 30 to collect. Some were rarer than other because some of the cards only printed one per sheet while others printed 6 per sheet.

Wacky packages changed mostly stayed there until 2016 when MLB wacky series came out one example is Arizona diamondbacks.

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The Wacky Packages in my opinion is they are funny stupid and entertaining. Here are some of my favorites is highlight to Thanksgiving being in just a few days I have a surprise image for you.

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Hi My name is Michael and I love Halloween.

One thing I love about Halloween is candy. My favorites are cookies, chocolate and brownies. Another thing I love about HALLOWEEN is the costumes! I like Power Rangers, Ninjas and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

I Iike to go trick or treating with my friends Kody, Taaj and Najila Betty., We go trick or treating at home, walking and in cars.

 

The Weaving Department at SEEDs for Autism

My name is Jake and I’ve been attending Seeds for Autism. At Seeds there are many departments I get to work in, and one of those departments is weaving. In weaving we make a variety of hats and scarves. We also make soap holders and other items. I work with the weaving instructor Bailey on Thursdays and she is really nice.

In weaving we learn how to weave and knit. The tool we use is called a loom. We use different types of looms depending on what we’re working on at the time. Because there’s so much to do, Bailey usually lets us choose what to work on based off of our strengths. I like working on hats and soap holders. Working in this department is really cool because I get to see the product as I’m working so it makes me feel productive. Learning things step by step is how I learn and succeed the best. This department also helps me relax and I sometimes wish I could do it all day.

Bailey is a good instructor because she is very patient when I make mistakes. She lets us work independently and stands by in case we need help. She teaches me things by verbally explaining and demonstrating it at the same time. By following along with her it helps my brain reinforce information given to me and allows me to be independent the next time.

I think everyone should learn how to knit and weave because it’s relaxing for the brain. It’s important to learn how to slow down in life and working in the weaving department helps me do that. When you do so many activities in life like me the most important skill to have is knowing how to give yourself and your brain a rest and this is what the weaving department has taught me.

Moving

 

Hello my name is Daniel and I’m going to be talking about my experience in helping SEEDs move to our new location. We rented a UHaul truck for the move, put stuff in and we took it to the new facility and unloaded it. I unloaded the moving van with my peers Charlie and Kyle. We emptied the van together and put the chairs in the office area with the filing cabinets. Our instructor Nathan moved the cabinets on the dolly and put the chuck jaws in the wood area.

Sewing had to go in the back of the new place and Jewelry had to go towards the front of the new facility. The props went to the back but in the corner. My weight training became a very useful skill to move heavy items. We haven’t moved in completely yet and it is a slow process but we are making progress in the move. The old place is slowly becoming barren as stuff is being moved to the new place. We’ll be using professional movers for the big stuff such as wood lathes ,forges, kiln, anvils etc.

I’m looking forward to what the future holds for SEEDS.