July represented the month of strength here in the Creative Expression room. We focused on how to use art to expose our inner strengths and confidence. The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders all had the opportunity to create their very own, personalized art journals which are used almost every week in class now. We worked on creating self portraits with the younger kids, how they viewed themselves and how they want to be viewed. They also created mini doll versions of themselves using clothing pins. A big focus this past month was looking for our ¨power¨words or strength words. We were surprised and delighted to see what the students came up with!