Welcome Back & Pinwheels for Peace

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With school starting after Labor Day this year, the art room @ Conant School has been in fast forward mode, working to get our pinwheels finished for Pinwheels for Peace.

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Students have been thinking about what peace means to them and creating pinwheels with words and designs related to peace.Photo Sep 12, 10 36 34 AM

I learned about the project at the National Art Education Conference in Boston in 2005, and have been participating with my students ever since.  “Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan,…as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. The project was quickly embraced…by millions of art teachers, teachers, parents, children and adults who desire peace in our world”

This year International Day of Peace falls on Sunday, so our pinwheels will be installed on Friday September 19, and will be removed on Monday September 22.  Be sure to stop by and check out the pinwheels flying for ‘whirled peace’.  Students in grades k-3 will find their pinwheels by the school sign by Taylor Rd, and students in grades 4-6 will find their pinwheels in the back field by Minot Rd.

Also Heidi Kupferman, the art teacher at McCarthy-Towne school is participating in Pinwheels for Peace with her students, so there will be even more pinwheels flying in Acton this weekend!

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