Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, MS

Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, MS

Created by Quest Group C (2nd IG Gifted Students) from Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, MS
Quest Group C (2nd IG Gifted Students) from Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, MS
Teacher: Mrs. Cynthia D. Willis

Title: Freedom – Love and Peace

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques used: 
We used painter drop cloth canvas, fabric markers, acrylic paints, patterns of hearts, circles, and people, strips of fabric for weaving, muslin as the base for weaving, and fabric for backing. We used the sketches we made and each member of the group added items to that panel. Hannah drew the world and we all added other things to the panel. We all took turns painting the panel. Each member of the group weaved a square to show that we are woven together and we must learn to love and respect each other. The teacher sewed the fabric to the panel for the border and backing.

Why did students choose this theme and design? 
The group enjoyed working on this project. The class did a unit on Freedom, Equality, and Peace and learned that everyone wants and deserves to be treated with respect no matter what color they are or where they live. The group worked together to create the design because they wanted the world to know that everyone is entitled to the freedom. They discovered that Love and Respect is the only way to peace and peace leads to Freedom.

Participants: 
Cynthia Willis, Teacher of Gifted Students; Madison, Camryn, Meg, Tyson M., Hannah, Riley, Lani, Kaleb, Nick, Joshua, and Solia

 

Created by Quest Group D (2nd IG Gifted Students) at Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, MS

Quest Group D (2nd IG Gifted Students) at Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, MS

Quest Group D (2nd IG Gifted Students) at Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, MS


Teacher: Mrs. Cynthia D. Willis

Title: Let Freedom Ring

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques used: 
We used painter drop cloth canvas, fabric markers, acrylic paints, and falg fabric for backing. We used the sketches we made and each member of the group added the items to the panel. We all took turns painting the panel. The teacher sewed the fabric to the panel for the border and backing.

Why did students choose this theme and design? 
The group enjoyed working on this project. The class did a unit on Freedom, Equality, and Peace and learned the true meaning behind the Statue of Liberty. The group worked together to create the design because they wanted the world to know that everyone is entitled to the freedom that Lady Liberty stands for. They wanted to let everyone know that everyone must be treated with respect.

Participants: Cynthia Willis, Teacher of Gifted Students; Jordan, Ariel, Joshua, Alondra, and Chance