Friday, May 18, 2012

Rock'n the Rocks

This was posted in our last 'Staff Happenings'. It's a news letter for the great things going on in our district.  I was just one of the activities highlighted by the GREAT art teachers of our district.  Check it out....

Rogers Middle School
Middle schoolers are
"Rockin" their thoughts

Art teacher Nichole Hahn and the Rogers Middle School staff and students are collaborating on a large scale project this month called "Rock Thoughts."

According to, Rock Thoughts is the leading global public art and collaborative story initiative. "Our goal is to help children learn how to develop the skills they need to connect with others and the world around them in a meaningful way," Hahn said.  "We do so through storytelling."

The students are decorating rocks donated by Hassan Sand and Gravel. The students research the Rock Thoughts Web site and create a story about that rock. Each rock has a URL and a code on the bottom, which bring anyone who finds the rock to the story. The finder of the rock is then asked to add onto the story and hide the rock somewhere in the community again.

The middle school students are creating and writing, 200 rock thoughts this month. The rocks will be at Rogers, Otsego and Hassan Elementary schools the middle of this month. Elementary students will be searching out the rocks and continuing the story. These rocks will continue to be hidden throughout our communities.

If you find a "Rock Thought" feel free to participate. For more information about the project, please see Nichole Hahn's blog

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