McKinley students brighten community with ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk art

first_imgTags :artcommunityMcKinley Elementarysocial justiceStudentsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica College Joins Over 1,500 Leaders & Organizations in Keeping America’s Promise to Tackle Climate ChangePublishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago HomeFeaturedMcKinley students brighten community with ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk art Dec. 24, 2020 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsMcKinley students brighten community with ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk artClara Harter6 months agoartcommunityMcKinley Elementarysocial justiceStudents It’s the season for spreading joy, and Danielle Eden, a first grade teacher at McKinley Elementary, enlisted her students to do exactly that through a ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk art project. Under Eden’s guidance students excitedly selected their uplifting message, created an original design, and rushed all over the neighborhood to write it in chalk. “I’m really proud of my students. They’re only six and seven so to see them to take such initiative and care so much about where they were going to chalk and what they wanted the community to see really brought us together as a class and it makes me feel really inspired that they care so much about their community,” said Eden.Many of the messages were about spreading love and supporting one another, while other drawings focused on fighting the pandemic together by wearing a mask and thanking essential workers. This reflected a wonderful budding social consciousness from the young students and demonstrates how teachers can help children learn from difficulties of the pandemic. “It’s been such a challenging time and I think there really needs to be a lot of emphasis on social emotional learning. Oftentimes my students say things like ‘I want COVID to be over, I want to be back in the classroom,” said Eden. “So having something where we could be positive and spread positivity kind of uplifted us during this challenging time.”The project incorporated two of SMMUSD’s social justice standards — justice: I know that life is easier for some people and harder for others and the reasons for that are not always fair, and advocacy: I care about those who are treated unfairly. The fun chalk art series also taught children lessons on spelling, math, and geography. Students had to incorporate site words that they are learning in class and use standard units of measurement to layout their design. Every student then picked three places on the Santa Monica map to complete their art and used science skills to track the sunlight on their art at different times of day.“Project based learning is really important because it means students take a lot of initiative for their own learning,” said Eden. “The learning takes place through the project, so through this project we were learning about our spelling words and measurement and science, so it’s tied into something really meaningful.”Eden came up with the project idea when she spotted neighborhood chalk art on her walk home from work. Students were especially excited to create the art as they had just read a book on how people in San Diego used murals to uplift the community. [email protected]last_img read more

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Roblox has now announced all of the winners from the 7th Annual Bloxy Awards

first_imgThe votes have been cast and all of the winners have been announced for the 7th Annual Bloxy Awards. This year’s event was something new with the entire event taking place inside a specially created Roblox arena.There were absolutely loads of categories for the awards and you can check out the full list of nominees per category plus the winner of each below. If you’d still like to watch the event for yourself the event is still accessible and will remain so until 30th March. If you’d like to experience the event head over to Roblox and search for Bloxy Awards.You can also watch a recording of the event in the video below:Nominees and winners by category:Best Breakout GameNinja Legends (Scriptbloxian Studios) WINNERZombie Strike (Good Ape)Bad Business (Rudimentality)Best ShowcaseToyokawa Inari Shrine – Showcase (nezko) WINNERROliday 2019 (younite, kijineko, popipepper, dev0mar, zoebasil)Paris {SHOWCASE} (SetDefault1)Best Sound DesignArsenal (ROLVe Community) WINNERRoyale High (callmehbob)Adventure Up! (Ready, set, play!)Best Sleeper HitAdventure Up! (Ready, set, play!) WINNERThe Wild West (Starboard Studios)Rogue Lineage (Monad Studios)Best Use of Tech World // Zero (RedManta) WINNERTeleportation portal demo (EgoMoose)Starscape (ZolarKeth)Mobile Game of the YearWelcome to Bloxburg (Coeptus) WINNERTower of Hell (YXCeptional Studios)Ninja Legends (Scriptbloxian Studios)Best Game TrailerAdventure Up! (Ready, set, play!)Arsenal (ROLVe Community) WINNERVehicle Simulator (Simbuilder)Credit: Roblox CorpRoblox Video of the YearThe craziest elevator on Roblox! (ItsFunneh)THE FINAL FOUR FINALE – RB Battles Championship for 1 Million Robux! (Roblox Battles) WINNERRoblox Song ♪ “Be With You” Roblox Music Video (LOGinHDi)Best Game Update of the YearJailbreak (Badimo)Mad City (Schwifty Studios)Adopt Me! (DreamCraft) WINNERBest Video Content CreatorItsFunnehDenis WINNERRussoPlaysXbox Game of the YearMurder Mystery 2 (Nikilis) WINNERRoblox High School 2 (Cinder Studio)Mad City (Schwifty Studios)Developer/Studio of the YearDreamCraft WINNERROLVe CommunitycallmehbobGame of the YearAdopt Me! (DreamCraft)Royale High (callmehbob)Mad City (Schwifty Studios)Welcome to Bloxburg (Coeptus)Arsenal (ROLVe Community) WINNERBuilderman Award of excellenceDungeon Quest (vCaffy and Super Striker League by Cinder Studio) WINNERCredit: Roblox CorpThe winners of the following categories will be disclosed in a blog post at a later date:Best Role-Playing GameSakura High (Tsunmae Games)Royale High (callmehbob)Dragons’ Life (Shyfoox Studios)Best Single Player GameBefore the Dawn II: Night Shift (Before the Dawn Official)THIS IS NO SIMULATOR! (TheLoneNeighbour)Alone in a Dark House (iTamago)Best Round-Based GameTower of Hell (YXCeptional Studios)Murder Mystery 2 (Nikilis)Arsenal (ROLVe Community)Best TutorialRestaurant Tycoon 2 (Ultraw)Bee Swarm Simulator (Onett)Zombie Strike (Good Ape)Quirkiest GameSwing (boatbomber)Dancing Parrots (Radalkcor)BIRD (Jckson!)Favorite MapWorld // Zero (RedManta)Dragon Adventures (Sonar Studios)Mad City (Schwifty Studios) Credit: Roblox CorpBest LobbyTower Defense Simulator (Paradoxum Games)Rumble Quest (Rumble Studios.)Adventure Up! (Ready, set, play!)Best GUIsBIG Paintball! (BIG Games™)Sakura High (Tsunmae Games)Boxing League (kenami)HONORARY AWARDSRoblox Community ContributorBest Incubator/Accelerator GameDATA AWARDSMost ConcurrentsMost VisitsMost VIP Servers SoldMost Improved“Game You’ve Spent the Most Hours Playing” – Highest Total Playtime“Roblox Everyday Award” – Game with the Most Active Playerslast_img read more

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