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ESAA Students Make Quilt Squares

Elementary School for the Arts and Academics (ESAA) first and second grade students, who are in Elizabeth Marzouki's class, have been studying pioneer life. Their emphasis has been on the tradition of quilts telling stories. The students learned that this tradition is found in many cultures. During team teaching, with art teacher, Michele Konrad, children studied the art of Faith Ringgold, made quilt squares, embedded their own clothing into their squares, and then participated in a quilting bee under the direction of Shannon Rosenthal and Jill Rechtfertig.

The students' quilt squares were based on a family story they wrote and presented during team teaching with Courtney Harding, drama teacher. The first and second graders also created music with Jan Anderson and hand claps to share during an informance with families. After the informance the students lead families in a tour of their classroom museum, which included a log house, general store, covered wagon and individual projects.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2010