The hopes and dreams of fifth graders at Bayville Intermediate School were creatively displayed on squares of paper that will be joined together to form a dream quilt in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. After learning about Dr. King, students used their artistic talents to represent their own dreams for the world. The fifth graders had beautiful dreams including a world where nobody goes hungry, all pets find a home, everyone is kind to each other and the coronavirus pandemic ends. The individual squares created by each student will be joined together by art teacher Donna Chaplin to create the dream quilt. Ms. Chaplin said the project helps children express themselves through creativity.
Students in Brittany Fassari’s class learned that Dr. King worked to make the world a better place. These Bayville Intermediate School students also shared their dreams, tracing their own hands to place on a picture of the world. Ms. Fassari told the students that these handprints represent their handprint on the world. The class worked together to create a list of ways in which they could make the world a better place. Each student then wrote their own wish for the world on their handprint. Showing people more love, helping the elderly and picking up trash were among the dreams these students had.
Bayville Intermediate and Primary School students joined the Student Council in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, bringing in cans of soup and dressing as their favorite “souper” heroes. The costumes were a reminder of some of the heroes that make our world a better place, such as medical professionals. Many boxes were filled with soup cans that were donated to the Village Church of Bayville’s food pantry.