In the Classroom: The Treasure of Lemmon Brown

True Kelly subbed for an 8th grade language arts class at Bowman Middle School. Students had been reading The Treasure of Lemmon Brown by Walter Dean Myers and True connected an art activity to this book. She brought in a large, metal tree. From the branches of the tree, students hung their affirmations of what they considered true treasures from their life experiences. They decorated envelopes with images representative of honor, peace, joy, and other positive wishes for the world at large. Inside the envelopes they incorporated in their own descriptive words explanations of the treasures they chose to honor.

The tree remains in the room as an installation.

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Penland School of Crafts
NC Arts Council
Community Foundation of Western NC

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