Aquinas 7th Graders were directed to choose a favorite or special memory to inspire their Navajo Weaving Project. This project was under direction of Aquinas student teacher, Cindy Campbell. Once the students finalized their memory, they had to create a “mind map” to help them specifically identify what made that day special. They chose colors to represent difference aspects of that memory. Once completed, they wrote a paragraph about their memory and what the colors represented.
Many students chose memories tied to their families, whether a family trip or experience. One student chose what many would categorize as a nerve-racking experience, the first day at a new school.
“The memory I chose was my first day at Aquinas. I was new there, so I chose white to represent a new start. I chose yellow to represent my happiness. The teal/mint was the color of my dress I wore that day. Pink represents the friends I made that day and purple is the color of royalty, which was how I was treated that day.”
Thank you, students for sharing your memories. Aquinas 7th Grade, thank you for being so welcoming and kind to someone new in your midst.
These Navajo Weavings are currently displayed in the Aquinas hallway near the office.