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Weekly Letter 4.19.17
Just before vacation, Jennifer Donlin, our early childhood art teacher covered for Paola in the art room. She introduced some third and fourth grade classes to the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, a method for repairing broken ceramics with a lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The idea is simple: Damage does not end an object’s life. Repairs are celebrated as being part of the object’s history and symbolize healing and growth. The end result is stronger, more beautiful and valuable than the original unbroken object.
When introducing the activity, Jennifer mentioned the students’ post election letters, letters of hope and faith in our humanity. These letters inspired this project.
See below for some images created by students in Malika and Doug's class. Look too for the images hanging on our hallway walls.
All for now,
Quote of the Week:
Aubrey Taragan, a student in Steve and Katherine's class remarked on the Kintsugi art project, “ I really liked this project because I've been worried about Donald Trump and this activity made me feel like we're going to be ok.”