Dex’s Martin Luther King Jr. project had two parts. He had to write an essay about how MLK inspired him to change the world, but he also had to create an art project that shows the effects of the problem he, Dex, chose to tackle.
Dex chose pollution.
In all honestly, I think the whole thing was a play to get me to buy Model Magic for him… but I have to admit, any time that art, learning and fun come together for a school project, I am happy to become the victim of a 10 year old grifter.
One side of the project shows a world without pollution. Lots of green earth, with clean rivers, happy fish, trees… and some balls of Model Magic that I honestly can’t identify right now.
Then there is the yucky, dirty, polluted side. With dead fish, and not so healthy sort of green earth, and trash piled up, and a heart having a heart attack from all the particulates in the air.
I’ll spare you the dead polar bear floating at sea because he has no ice cap to stand on anymore.
This morning, Dex carefully carried his masterpiece in, and his teacher gushed over it before the bell rang.
He was super proud of the research he put into it, and that is what made the project a total success.
P.S. I apologize for the lack-luster quality of the photos. They were taken with my phone as we were walking out the door for school this morning. Because while he did work hard on this all week, don’t think for a second he wasn’t finishing it up at the last minute. He *is* my son after all.