I wanted to share with you something extraordinary that the EDJH art students are participating in! I am an executive member of Fort Reno Chapter NSDAR (National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution), and my chapter adopted my art classroom as their Community Classroom this year. They have given us art supplies and an amazing project this year. We were asked to provide the decorations for our Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Party, to be held Saturday, April 8th at 2 p.m., in the Yukon Veterans Museum in Yukon.
This has been an incredible teaching opportunity for me to educate students on the Vietnam war, our military and most importantly, our Veterans. They have LOVED it!!! Every student designed, created, and wrote a personal thank you card to a Veteran. I chose a few students to create special pieces to frame for the tables, and we are also creating custom art pieces and a door decoration to give to Veterans and the Museum for possible permanent display. This is a cause near and dear to me and many of our Etta Dale kids, with family members overseas currently or Veterans.
This has been very emotional for me to see how much these kids care and want to do this for our soldiers. I am also going to video students telling the Veterans thank you and welcome home. This will be made into a DVD that will play continuously throughout the event and will be given to the Museum as a gift from my classrooms.
We are discovering fiber art next week by making individual poppy felt pins for each Veteran to wear at the Welcome Home party next Saturday. I will send pictures once we make them and share.
I just wanted to brag on my kids and let you know how amazing they are! We are continuing “Veterans Week” to next week and will be finishing all the art pieces, door decorations, table decorations, felt poppy pins, and thank you cards by next Thursday to deliver to the Museum.
Artwork by Jada Pawnee, Tarrah Primeaux and Allison Bollinger., Christiana Cash, Myz Guzman, Morgan Girten, Jada Pawnee
by Nicky Howell Junior High Art Teacher