In December of 2014, the Moses Brown School 4th grade class read and wrote poetry during their Language Arts classes. Prompted to imagine the world they would some day inherit, each student brainstormed ‘ingredients’ for making their future a better place for themselves and others. As a class, they selected their favorite ingredients and collaborated to write this poem. The words are their own, added and revised in a whole group discussion.
The 4th graders then copied their poem onto canvas and each student added their artistic mark using tempera paint. The use of the dot was inspired by the book, ‘The Dot’, by Peter H. Reynolds. One of the messages in this book is the importance of being courageous and making your mark on the world.
Tempera and ink on canvas
Thursday, December 14, 2023