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4th-Graders Learn Native American Symbols Through Woodburning Art

Thanks to a grant and matching funds, Hope Elementary students get to use woodburning tools to create pieces of art.

students have showed us how to , how to , how a can break barriers to communicate with nonverbal autistic students and, most recently, how to create woodburning art (also known as pyrography).

Amy Miller's fourth-grade class uses the hot tools very carefully while burning Native American symbols into pieces of wood. She purchased the supplies through an $837 grant and matching funds raised by the school. The woodburning project aligns with the fourth-grade social studies curriculum. Students are also learning how to colorful creations using yarn and beads. 

Ann Zevely March 22, 2011 at 08:53 PM
Deanne, Love this story! Making education interesting by incorporating art is the perfect way to imprint the lesson on children. It may also kick start a hobby for some which is a great way to keep the television and computer games off.
Deanne Goodman (Editor) March 22, 2011 at 09:33 PM
Thanks Ann and so true!

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