I am looking forward to attending the St. Tammany Parish Fair this weekend. The first activity on my agenda will be going to check out Woodlake Elementary School’s booth. Each school in the parish creates an educational exhibit for the fair. The theme for this year’s fair is “Innovation, Inspiration, and Imagination.”
For the past month, I have been inspired by the imagination and innovation that has been taking place in the art room under the guidance of our art teacher, Ms. Angele’ Thompson. Our school’s theme for this year is Superheroes: “Where Everybody Soars”. As superheroes are also imaginative, innovative, and inspirational, the students have been creating art for the booth based on our “Superhero” theme. They have made amazing skyscrapers with recycled boxes while using paper towel roles to make their drawings of superheroes pop out. I have listened to their conversations about onomatopoeia and laughed when the students identified my own name, “Stomps”, as an example. Ms. Thompson also taught her students about character as they discussed the character traits of heroes. However, the most touching creations for the booth are the cards where students wrote about the heroes in their lives.
On behalf of all of the students and teachers at Woodlake Elementary School, I would like to say a special thank you to Ms. Thompson for inspiring all of us with her passion for teaching art. As Cyndi Lauper sings, “(We) see your true colors shining through” and they “are beautiful, like a rainbow”.
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