Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mural Poems About Our School Community

By Mark M

White and blue

You know

It’s school.

Fun Sunny Days.

Life is great.


Fly and no flies.

By Yomira B.

Books are

Good resources

For reading

Also in a book

You can find

A lot of




The Cars

by Carlos G.

Cars remind me

of school allot.

My mom always drops me off at

The parking lot.

When I play tops there’s always

Cops. When I get in trouble

I can make a fround, but then

I look around.

Los Libros

By  Sarah R.

When I think of my school I think of learning, because I love writing.

I thought a book with a pencil would have been a good idea.

When I see it with the other drawings it would look nice.


Transferring Our Ideas to the Mural Design


By Jasmine A

Recycling makes the world more clean, and it makes the grass and trees more green. You can recycle glass and cans, but it’s hard work so you’ll need a fan. You could give your old to a charity shop if they don’t fit you anymore. Kids or adults can recycle, oh yes you can recycle your old bicycle.

Earth Needs Peace

By Adriana C.

In my home sweet home.

You head bombs and gun’s

War has begun by now

You look or come from

Thousands of people die because

Earth has no peace.

Earth needs peace for us

To be friends with everyone.



By Myranda

Peace is about equality

Peace represents harmony,

Peace also represents respect

Peace can be allot of different things.


Reading a Book

By Diana

Reading a book is fun.

It’s helpful for everyone.

You can learn by reading

A book.

You can study with it.


Mexican Flag

By Rafael

The Mexican flag is cool

Americans say it’s a fool

I say the Mexican Flag rocks

They say it sucks,

Then I call all Mexicans

To make friends up.

Love poems

By AnaLizeth

I love my friend she

Went away from me

There is nothing more to

Say my love poem ends

Soft as it began I love

My friend.


My School

By Crystal

The sky is pretty,

The starts are bright,

I love the world

and also night.

My friends and I have fun

All day at school.


 Priming Our Wall

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Beautiful Collage Works by Student Artists

These beautiful collages were created by the Wakefield Muralists as part of our design process, and lessons on the basic elements of design.

These basic elements include:

- Balance
- Repetition
- Unity and Variety
- Contrast
- Movement
- Emphasis
- Scale (proportion)
- Harmony
By Crystal

By Carlos

By Ariana

By Ana B.

By Diana

By Mark

By Jesus

By Jasmin

By Gabriella

By Myranda

By Rafael

Lots more to come!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Brainstorm Ideas for our Mural

Here are the results of our class Brainstorm:

1)     What story/theme do you want to see in the mural?

Cesar Chavez, nature, recycle, racism, human, all races coming together

2) What objects do you want to see in mural?

Our school, cars, low riders, bikes, butterflies, war, people, hands, recycle bins/ signs, peace signs, Mexican/American flag, globe (world), people helping each other

3) How do you want people to feel when they look at the mural?

Proud of the school, confident, relief, powerful, feel like we can do it

4) One thing you saw when we toured the school

People, tables, palm trees, old and new computers, chairs, pencils, doors, windows, books, water fountain, music room, basketball court, rulers, paper, gum on the floor, promethean boards, concrete ramada

Please add to this list. We are now working with these ideas to develop our mural design, which must be approved before we can start painting.