Welcome Back – Pinwheels for Peace

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A belated welcome back to everyone here on the Conant Art blog!

To get this year started, students participated again in the international art installation project known as Pinwheels for Peace.  To celebrate students in each grade designed a pinwheel with symbols of peace on one side, and words of peace on the other.  These pinwheels were then installed on International Day of Peace, September 21, 2015.

The installation went really well and all the pinwheels were out for everyone to see over the weekend.  If you didn’t get a chance to see the pinwheels outside, or would like to see more about the process, check out the photos below.

Also, stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved and make a pinwheel to help children who have had to leave Syria due to the conflict there.  Conant School is participating in the Students Rebuild: Healing Classrooms Challenge, and will be donating our pinwheels to help raise money.  I am so proud of all the students who decided to donate their pinwheels….we have almost the entire school participating!

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Our student teacher, Miss LeBold taught a few Pinwheels for Peace lessons

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Installing Pinwheels

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Installing Pinwheels

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Installing Pinwheels

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Installing Pinwheels

International Day of Peace – Sept 21, 2014

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Pinwheels for Peace was a huge success this year. Conant’s display was right out front for everyone to see, AND McCarthy-Towne participated, thanks to amazing art teacher Heidi Kupferman.  Thanks to Heidi, we had a lovely write up in the Beacon, which was great.

Pinwheels at McCarthy-Towne

Pinwheels at McCarthy-Towne

Conant had our pinwheels outside, and a display inside with peace doves, and our giant peace pinwheel.

Special thanks to Mrs. Mosher & Room 20, Mrs. Wilcox & Room 11 for putting out the pinwheels on Friday, and special thanks to Room 12 for helping to take them down on Monday.

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6th graders helping take down the pinwheels on Sept 22, 2014

Senior Center Show – Four Conant Kindergarteners Participate (All Day K)

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Noah, Package Machine

 Four Kindergarten students from Conant had artwork selected to be on display at the Senior Center in Acton.  This is a very special honor!  

Lucy, Ballerina

The Senior Center Show “Students Make Their Mark” is on display through the month of May.  Students, families, and staff were invited to the opening reception on May 4th, but if you were unable to attend, here are some photos to show you what you missed (besides the cookies and juice!).

Hayden, Jet Rocket, Around and Around
Jacob, Rocket Flying to the Moon

The Senior Center located at 50 Audubon Drive, in Acton and is open Monday – Friday until 5pm, so you can stop by and check out the work any afternoon through until the end of the month!