- Community Schools
Students created pinwheels in the Art classroom as a part of Pinwheels for Peace. Pinwheels for Peace is a project that was started in 2005 by two Art teachers as a way to talk to their students about peace. Since then, it has grown into a huge worldwide project. Last year, over 4 million students around the world participated in the project.
As a part of this project, students were asked to write (or draw for K-1) about being peaceful. We talked about the two ways you can be peaceful, being peaceful with others and personal peace, the thing that makes you feel relaxed and happy. Students wrote about either one on their pinwheel. Then we decorated the pinwheels to make them beautiful! The culmination of this project was September 21st, International day of Peace. Students took their pinwheels outside and “planted” them in the grass along the sidewalk in the front of the building.
All of the information about Pinwheels for Peace can be found at pinwheelsforpeace.com.