2nd grade, Art Cafe, Ms. Slomowitz

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AJA art students are participating in a national school wide art exhibition offered by Crayola.

The overall theme is: Empowering Students through Creative Leadership, while each grade level has an age appropriate theme.

Each student has the opportunity to explore their own personal vision, confront their fears, become collaborators and learn to balance priorities. Finalists in this art contest will have their original art project donated to the U.S. Department of Education to become a part of the permanent collection of children’s art on display in Washington, DC and the department’s regional offices.

Each student whose work is selected for the curated collection will receive $200 worth of Crayola products and a plaque featuring a replica of the student’s original artwork.

We played a game. Each student got a word that describes a quality/skill of a leader, like: kindness, patience, following rules, helping etc. We then sat in a circle and passed a ball of yarn across the circle to create a web. When each child got the ball of yarn tossed to he/she they needed to explain and give an example of the quality/skill of a leader that was given to them. We learnt different qualities that a leader should have and also that we all have these qualities and we count on each other through the web to help each other.

Students could choose from one of the following themes:

Sketch a leadership idea that shows your leadership skills

Draw a map of where your leadership skills can take you

Think of a challenge. Draw the steps you took to reach a solution. Are you walking, running or tip toeing?