Posted: April 28, 2017
Teacher Cathy Sock included the contest as a part of her Critical Thinking Skills program encouraging her students to analyze and evaluate their concerns for the planet and create a work of art around those feelings. The rest of the middle school team, Ms. Joanne Adourian, Mrs. Lani Sock, Mr. Brian Savoy, Mrs. Cynthia Francis, Mr. Jeremy Graham, and teacher assistants Angel Milliea, and Sally Copage generously allowed students to work on their projects during lunch hour providing patience, materials and storage.
While their names were not drawn, special mention should be made to the following entries that stood out:
Ms. Bev Harrison and teacher assistant Pam Harris' 2B class and their beaver lodge. This was a huge hit, especially among children.
2B Phyllis Sock's beaver sculpture.
Mrs. Carla Augustine's 4A class and Mrs. Mary Milliea-Peters' 4B class and their dvd with students singing Earth Day songs to their power point presentation: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse.
4A Kayleigh Simon's painted shadow box of planet Earth and children holding hands across the middle of the planet.
6A Gubby Dedam's modeling clay sculptures of farmers taking care of the Earth.
7A Sage Sock's poster using paint and felt to show a nice sunny earth scene with trees.
7A Dray Sanipass' poster of the sun shining down on a medicine wheel rainbow.
7B Journey Levi's poster using modeling clay and paint showing a tee pee above the Earth.
8A Amesha Augustine's drawing of two hands reaching up and holding planet Earth representing the Earth is in our hands.
8B Faith Sock and Alena Delorey's painting of the Earth in the night sky with an alien pointing to a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle sign.
The Kent County Chapter of the Council of Canadians thanks everyone for their participation and fine example of respect for Mother Earth.