Love Is Powerful
a big idea
Kindergarteners had a big idea. Teachers Marisa Donaghy, Kate Hernandez and Jackie Kovatch helped make it happen.
It all started when the students read “Love Is Powerful,” a story by Heather Dean Brewer, for their persuasive writing unit. The book, based on a girl who participated in the January 2017 Women’s March in New York City, inspired the kindergarteners to do something to promote equality, too.
combining persuasive writing, art and personal empowerment!
They decided to paint a mural that would celebrate diversity
The school’s operations and maintenance team cleaned and parged one of the school’s outdoor walls. Teachers secured painting supplies. The children took it from there, filling in the letters of "Love Is Powerful," creating handprints to "lift up" the message and painting small spot art, too. The kindergarten hosted a "Everybody Party and Mural Ribbon Cutting" during the last week of school complete with QR codes to go along with the individual paintings so guests could hear the student's enthusiasm for the project.
One of the best parts of all? The mural is at the end of the first-grade wing where the young students will see the positive message they created each day next year!