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5th Grade Art

Raising our Voices through the Arts!

Throughout the year, fifth grade artists spent a lot of time raising their voices through the Arts. We practiced using our skills as visual artists and as writers to share with the world ideas and messages that we think need to be heard. Some of the topics artists focused on included racial justice, environmentalism, ensuring all voices are included in the US electoral process, and recognizing that every single person is neccessary, and should be accepted and valued for who they are. During our "I Matter Because..." project, fifth graders came up with the analogy of our school as a puzzle where each person in our school (and larger community) is like an individual puzzle piece - even though we are all different and completely individual, we all fit together, and the puzzle would be incomplete without any one piece/any one individual who belongs in our community. In the gallery below, see visual artworks and written words straight from the hearts of our fifth graders. We will miss their fearless creativity and strong voices at Mays next year when they're off at middle school but are so excited to see how they continue taking action to create the world they want to live in as they continue in their journeys as artists, scholars, and A-MAYS-ING humans.

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I Matter Because... by E.L.
I am curious I am funny I am a risk taker I love my teachers I love art I love my family I hope my new school welcomes me I am powerful. I make the world better every day by Talking good about I am an expert at Animals I matter because I care about everybody. -J.T.
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I Matter Because... by K.S.
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"I Matter." by D.W.
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Natural Disasters by O.A.
I am funny, talkative, and curious I love my family, video games, and holidays I hope I go through collage well, I hope me and my friends stay friends forever, I hope that I will not be homeless. I am powerful. I make the world better everyday by actually caring about climate change and knowing that it’s bad for earth. I have many gifts and work and work hard to learn what I know. I am a expert at video games, reading, and baking I matter because I work hard and help the planet. -O.A.
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I Matter Because... by A.V.
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I Matter Because... by H.B.
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Black Lives Matter by B.L.
I am....... 1. Black 2. A Girl 3. A BFF I love...... 1.Alexis 2.My Family 3. Samantha I hope..... 1. I don’t get COVID19 2. COVID19 was done 3. COVID19 is gone before my birthday (7/22) One why I can make the world better was wearing a mask I am an expert at 1. Drawing 2. Cheerleading 3. Being a good friend I matter because I am BLACK. -J.T.
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I Matter Because... by S.P.
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Natural Disasters by A.W.
I describe me as smart ,artful ,and nice. I love that I am smart and that I ,am friendly and that I am helpful. I hope that the caronavirus will go away,I hope I past fifth grade so that I can go on with my life and get a good job, and that I hope that racism will come to a end. I am powerful. I make the world better every day by learning and helping. I am a expert at school . I matter Becuase I can make a difference in the world. -A.W.
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Raise Your Voice Typography! by O.A.

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I Matter Because... by K.S.
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I Matter Because... by A.C.
I matter because my image in my head of what i create. -A.C.
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I Matter Because... by M.H.
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I Matter Because... by G.B.
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I Matter Because... by A.B.
I am nice. I am helpful. I am smart. I love my family. I love my art work. I love my dog I hope i can help people more. I hope me and our school can be a place that help lots and lots of kids and people. I make the world better by doing my work and I’m helpful. I am an expert at art because I love my art teacher that teaches me art I matter because I love people and care about them. -A.V.
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I Matter Because... by C.V.
i am nice,i am respectful,i am a family member i love my family,i love my coulture,i love my community i hope my family will be okay,i hope my family will not fall apart,i hope that i will be a good person i am powerful and make the world better by helping out,being respectful,and being a kind person as in not disrespecting people i am an expert at helping,babysitting,and cleaning i matter because without me i would not be able to help others that need me because there are some people that are very rude and would not be able to help people. -C.V.
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Natural Disasters by A.T.
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I Matter Because... by T.B.
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I Matter Because... by A.L.
I am sleepy I am funny I am kind I love my mom I love my dad I love pizza I hope my family I hope everything is going to be good I hope you have good day I make the world better by make people laugh I’m a expert at cooking I’m a expert at making people laugh I’m a expert at baking I mater because I’m loved. -Z.P.-P.
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Natural Disasters by X.J.
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"We Matter" by C.V.
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I Matter Because... by S.L.
Don’t be scared because true bravery is not losing hope and bravely moving on. Be prepared because you don’t know, what fate has I stored for you and when your prepared you will know what to do at a time when it’s needed for your knowledge and skill. -S.L.
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I Matter Because... by H.C.
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I Matter Because... by A.C.
I am kind I am Smart I am loved I love my Family I love school I love art I hope some day that corona is gone I hope that some day I can be a good at art I hope that in my future that thar is no more racism I am powerful. I make the world better every day by not littering I am an expert at art I am an expert at cooking I am an expert at crafting I MATTER because I smart and I kind and l matter because I am beloved. -G.B.
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Raise Your Voice Typography! "All Votes and Voices Matter" by D.W.
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I Matter Because... by G.B.
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I Matter Because... by N.H.
I am a respectful, responsible and nice I love tacos my family and the simpsons I hope 2021 is a great year I hope everybody okay and I hope that we get a lady president I am powerful and I make the world better everyday by loving my family and doing the right things. I have many gifts and work hard to learn what I Know. I am an expert at knowing Marvel facts and at building Lego’s I matter because I am a strong brown male human being just like you matter. -K.S.
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I Matter Because... by M.H.
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Natural Disasters "It was Dark and there was a Thunder Storm" by J.T.
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I Matter Because... by M.B. 5th Grade, Gilbertson
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I Matter Because... by L.B.
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I Matter Because... by M.A.