Friday, September 30, 2016

International Day of Peace: Collaborative Art

Each year, we take the opportunity to celebrate the International Day of Peace not only by talking about and discussing what 'peace' means, but also to create a collaborative art piece for our school.  This year's project is documented in the following photos:
Each child was able to add, mix, and create colors on the canvas which had been prepared with lines of tape.

After a couple of days, it was filled with color, design and fun details.

The children helped to peel away the tape...

...and we added their thoughts about what they think of when they hear the word,  'peace.'

A closer look.
It brings me much joy to know that for many of our students this is a new concept to think about, and they really have demonstrated the understanding of the key points.  We asked the children what they think about when they hear the word,  'peace.'  Their responses create a beautiful composition:

PEACE
Quiet,
Taking care of nature,
Sharing,
Peaceful silence,
Being Happy,
Helping someone when they fall,
Shining,
Being nice and smiling,
Hugging,
Kindness,
Caring,
Love,
Whispers,
Helping,
Relaxing,
I love you,
A gentle dove,
Maria Montessori.

-Students of Dirgio Montessori School's
2016-2017 class 

2 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Thank-you for sharing these moments.

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