At Ridgeway Community School, homeroom is an afternoon every couple of months that we come together as families--all siblings in a family or individual students of mixed age levels. Our Kindergarten through 5th graders all work together on a project or learn something about our theme. Our theme of Kindness continues for this year. Each homeroom group created two hearts in four parts each. Various combinations of children and adults worked together to create patterns and then color in the pattern. They were very careful and considerate. The idea was originally created by Cassie Stephen's, a generous art teacher in Tennessee. Here are some photos from Mrs. Johnson's group working together.
video tutorial to help everyone learn how to do this fun collaborative art activity.
Delaney and Elan working patterns.
Naser and Abdullah working together.
Celia and Marcus making patterns.
Malia and Payton's part of the heart complete.
About a week later, I got them all up on the front bulletin board. The top image is the whole mural. The lower picture has the 'D' and two hearts missing, but it's a bit clearer in detail. A total of 12 hearts and 6 letters spelling "Be Kind." A big thanks to Cassie Stephen's for her wonderful sharing of this art activity. I was lots of fun!
You may be interested in another Kindness activity that we worked on earlier this year.
"Be Kind," that is a good reminder for all of us.