art teacher, Amy Miller, has spent the past year collecting cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes and as much junk around her house as she could possibly find.
“Junk is art and that’s what the kids are discovering,” said Miller. “Fifth graders at Hope are in the middle of making paper mache robots that they constructed with different kinds of empty boxes and cans. They are using strips of newspaper and wallpaper glue to cover their robots. The plan is to then paint and accessorize them.”
Miller has boxes of items that will allow the students’ imaginations to run wild. Headsets, plastic beads and even a mini baseball helmet are all up for grabs.
“This is a great project,” said fifth grader Ari Pagan. “It’s not just about arts and crafts. Mrs. Miller is also teaching us about shapes and dimensions and that means we’re also using math and reading.”
“I’m so excited that the kids are having fun,” said Miller. “When the robots are complete we’ll display them so that they can be shared with the entire school community.”