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Painting rocks helps us show our individuality

Kidsday reporter Beatrice McKeon with a painted rock.

Kidsday reporter Beatrice McKeon with a painted rock. Credit: Gina Romano

My school has painted fish on rocks that have been shaped by hand into small canvases. The fish that we’ve painted are a reflection of who we are and what we are as individuals.

The rocks were donated by the Girl Scouts to all grades in our school because it is part of a schoolwide project that they were doing. The Scouts came into all the classes in our school and read the book “There’s Only One You.”

In art class, we used thick paint, not paper paint, to paint a fish on the rock. Our artwork was then laid out in a collage form by Ms. Jeanette Ainslie, our art teacher. Ms. Ainslie taught us we are all unique in our own way so each rock will be different in its own way. My painted rock looks like what I’d like to be if I lived in the sea, a bluefish! The rocks are in our school garden.

Ursula Gavan and Gina Romano’s fourth-grade class, Sunrise Drive Elementary School, Sayville

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