Each year, in the spirit of the old Washington Post contest, seventh graders at Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences create Peeps dioramas in Language Arts. “Movies and Television” was this year’s theme, which inspired projects like The Little Merpeep, The Peepsons, and Harry Peeper and the Sorcerer’s Marshmallow. Photos can be found on Facebook.
Ms. Barnhart (Language Arts Teacher) challenged students to use a minimum of 10 recycled materials with a shoebox base for their pun-inspired display. Each student wrote a proposal and a synopsis and then delivered an oral presentation to their classmates.
“I was really impressed with the ingenuity of the students in their creations,” Ms. Barnhart said. “Also, when the kids hit a challenge, they collaborated with one another to problem solve.”
Each student sat for a brief video interview to answer: What is the title of your project and why? What are you most proud of? What is something people might miss when they look at your project? Mr. Gonzalez (Spanish and 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher) conducted the interviews and created a video that you can find on YouTube.
The projects featured include: Crazy Rich Peepins, the Peepsons, Peeps in Black, Harry Peeper, Fresh Peep of Bel Air, Spider Peep, The Peepinator -- Eating Day, Back Peep Down, and The Little MerPeep, Princess and the Peep, Scott’s Peeps, Mary Peepins Returns, San Peepis, The Peep Panther, Peepemon, Seven Deadly Peeps, and The FlintPeeps.The Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences humanities program aims to instill in our students a love of history, culture, literature, poetry, art, and drama while learning to make sense of the world around them. Barnesville fosters a love of reading and writing, and students gain confidence in public speaking from an early age.