Second graders have been exploring culture and heritage as part of the social studies curriculum, and have been putting those ideas to work in a wonderful example of arts integration. First, they made collages of themselves, focusing not only on how they see themselves, but how they understand their own cultural background and individual interests. Claxton students of all grades attending Family Voices nights with their families participated in the same activity.
The results were, in a word, stunning!
We are incredibly thankful to the Asheville City Schools Foundation for funding this residency, to Ms. Huebner for her time and enormous talent, to Ms. Allbach for shepherding the project, and to all of the students and teachers who have made it such a success.
Stay tuned to see the final artwork and its depiction of Claxton's diverse community!