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    Orca project in 6th grade art
    Posted on 12/13/2018
    This is the image for the news article titled Orca project in 6th grade artEarlier this fall, students in sixth grade art had an opportunity to be one of twenty elementary, middle and high school classrooms across Washington State to submit ornaments to decorate the Governor’s mansion for the month of December. As a part of a unit on paper mache sculpture, students learned about Puget Sound’s southern resident orca population and created postcard-sized, three-dimensional orcas using newspaper and glue. Seventeen Aki students submitted their orcas, which are now hanging inside the Governor’s mansion along with about 400 other original ornaments made by Washington State students of art. In January, they will become part of the permanent collection of the state archive. Orcas not sent “downstream” to Olympia are on display outside of the art room for the rest of the semester.