In her poem "What is a Mother?", Hannah Ren, a 4th grader from Spiritridge Elementary, delivers a powerful message of celebration throughout. She answers the question posed in her title with various personal insights, packaged in a skillful rhyme scheme.
"给妈妈的母亲节礼物", or "My Gift to Mom" is a collection of pieces prepared by second-grader Alex Cao, from Mead Elementary; it includes a pair of cards and a tea set. The covers of the two cards show an impressive range of style: one as a vivid, Play-Doh fresco and the other as a carefully drawn, multi-medium depiction of a vase of flowers. Presentation makes the collection stand out: photographed among a smattering of real flowers, in the sunshine, the pieces work as gifts as well as they do artistically.
In "We are Together", Grace Li, a 4th grader from Creekside Elementary, deftly conjures up a picturesque scene of herself and her mother using just colorful clay. With a life-like, three dimensional quality to it, the piece offers a comforting simplicity.
Thank you to everybody that submitted this month, and a big thank you, as always, to our readers. Enjoy the pieces!