Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
Students at Dutch Lane School in Hicksville produced colorful paper pinwheels inscribed with messages of unity, tolerance and harmony as part of their continued participation in “Pinwheels for Peace,” a global art initiative in celebration of National Peace Day. They placed their pinwheels into the ground of the school peace garden on Sept. 20.
The students expressed their hopes for peace through words and illustrations on paper pinwheels, which also served to reinforce their academic vocabulary, a Common Core Learning Standard important in the development of skills for college and careers. Through their participation, students learned to appreciate that the “21st-century classroom” is a setting where people from different cultures and with different experiences and perspectives learn and work together peacefully.