As part of the Tapestry
of Faith: "Windows and Mirrors" curriculum used in
their classroom this year, the 3rd-5th grade class created Windows
and Mirrors panels with the guidance of class assistant Hannah
Tvedten and lead teachers Sarah Corbett and Amanda Segura.
"The metaphor of Windows and Mirrors represents the dynamic
relationship among our awareness of self, our perceptions of
others, and others' perceptions of us," says the curriculum
introduction. The art activity gives children a way to respond
to the metaphor creatively and concretely. "As a mirror,
the panel reflects the individual child. As a window, it represents
their view and connections beyond themselves to the congregation,
other communities to which they belong and the world."
The exhibit serves the congregation as a window into each and
all of the children's experiences and perspectives. It is also
a testament to their learning, and the panels are the expression
of each participant's self-discovery process.
The panels in this exhibit were created by the following children:
Rita Alan, Lillith Hutton. Gwen Pregnall, Taylor Campbell, Drew
Johnson, James Quintanilla, Laura Culler, Maddie McCoy, Cara
Grace Steffey, Nina Eason, Soraya Perez Shillington, Natalie