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[teacherartexchange] Pinwheels for Peace in Denton, TX


Date: Thu Sep 14 2006 - 16:19:58 PDT

Hi All,

My elementary art methods class students (art education majors) are making
pinwheels for peace, too. In fact, our art education student organization (Art
Teacher's Network) is sponsoring a Pinwheel making workshop and planting next
week. It will be an all day affair at Texas Woman's University. We plan to
plant the pinwheels around a sculpture in front of the art bldg. We are
inviting anyone on campus to make and plant a pinwheel! I am so very proud of
our art education students.


Quoting Vickie <>:

> "Why do some of you feel the need to get this project
> > OK-ed, instead of simply "just do it"?
> I am doing this project with my students K-12. My district is small so we
> will have a total of 220 pinwheels spinning (I do not have all the 7th, 8th,
> or high school students). I went ahead and put it in the newsletter, talked
> with the regular classroom teachers about it, and placed a ad in the local
> paper. Only afterward did I let the administrator know. I stressed in the
> ad as well as to the students this is their intrepretation of peace, does
> not have to be 'anti-war', but if that was their feeling on it they were
> more than welcome to express that. I gave my example and made it about
> family, love, and harmony. I am only hoping the weather is good next week,
> so we don't have tape them to the window. I thought of having them
> laminated, but there frankly isn't enough time! School just began on the
> 5th and I only see each K-5 class once a week. So we are working hard to
> complete and assemble our pinwheels!
> Vickie
> Victoria L Magee
> Art K-12
> Lena School District
>, WI
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Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Associate Professor of Art Education
Director, Graduate & Undergraduate Studies in
Art Education
Department of Visual Arts
Texas Woman's University
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