To celebrate Gifted Awareness Week, children at Hamilton One Day School have been using mixed media art to create symbols of themselves, their giftedness and their creativity. Two children have written about their creations, while the others will let their art speak for itself.
This piece of art represents creativity and giftedness.
The central brain means smarts and skills.
The glass beads’ dots represent being unique, and their scale shape represents justice.
The materials on the paper represent the love of writing, and the materials are soft… just like me, Oliver!
Then the treble clef represents the love of music.
[Small jingle plays.]
The pencil represents creativity in general.
General Creativity… sounds like the name of a war leader!
Then the house symbolises a love of building and inventing new things.
The green paper symbolises my favourite colour, green. The arrows pointing out of the paper represent me thinking out of the box. The ocean with the question mark on it represents exploring the world’s mysteries. The 1+1=window represents my love of mathematics and jokes. The infinity symbol stands for shooting for the stars. The scales represent fairness and my hatred of cheating. The cross in the crown of thorns represents my belief of Christianity. The chain represents dedication to friends.
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You can contribute to gifted awareness by reading, writing or sharing posts. Please also consider talking to a parent, a teacher, a school board member or a principal about giftedness. If at all possible, write to your Member of Parliament.