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ERIC Number: EJ894260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
The Wish Tree Project
Brooks, Sarah DeWitt
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n1 p34-35 Aug-Sep 2010
This article describes the author's experience in implementing a Wish Tree project in her school in an effort to bring the school community together with a positive art-making experience during a potentially stressful time. The concept of a wish tree is simple: plant a tree; provide tags and pencils for writing wishes; and encourage everyone to write their wishes and tie them onto the tree. The project developed a sense of pride and leadership in the author's fifth-grade students and she had a never-ending supply of student volunteers ready to help distribute wish tags and care for the wish tree. Participation in the project opened up communication between students of all ages and encouraged a continuing discussion of the power of art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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