hope is the thing with feathers
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all...
The second grade artists thought of this poem and the bird metaphor as they created a clay bird on which to place their own hopes! Above is a bird shaped collection of their hopes. I also did this project with my fifth grade advisory at the beginning of the year as a place to put their academic and personal hopes for the year. Something about stamping each letter of their hope into the clay really helps to strengthen the concept for them.
I was inspired to do this project after seeing Kristin Love's beautiful Poetry Birds. The second graders really responded to her use of texture and fluid shape.
I love the way Andrew creatively stamped in his name and his hope for more art in the world!
Hope for strong friendships.
Hope for quiet- from his sister:)
His original hope was to discover that dinosaurs really do still exist. After considering the space constraints, he shortened it to find.
I am always asking them to be brave artists so I was pleased to see some hopes to be brave!
Aashna was proud to share with us that her name means hope.