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    Is There Really A Human Race? -    Zanita Hendry

    Is There Really A Human Race?

    1. I have included various size circles, one for each of the communities in which we live:

    “My planet, My continent, My country, My state, My city, My house”.

    Click here for an example


    1. Start by coloring the pictures I provided or drawing your own community pictures. You will glue the pictures to the labeled circle. You can also add words and pictures of your own or from magazines.  This is where you’ll get creative.  Think about the colors you see in your home, your city, your state, your country, continent and finally the earth.


    1. When you have finished coloring and gluing, start with the largest circle (Earth) and place them in order as seen in the link above, making sure you can see the labels.  The circles will start with the biggest and get smaller.  At the top of your community circles, you can put a picture of yourself (cut into a circle).


    1. Use the ring or brad that I provided to clip it all together.


    1. Next it’s time to take a picture of our work and email it to me. Remember that we are all in this together.  We all have problems that we face every day, but we are a community of families, held together by love, empathy, compassion, and hope.


    1. Time to clean up and have a great summer!



    This project is the final project. There is no alternative activity.

    Author: Zanita Hendry   
    Length: 6:33
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  • Ms. Z


    Hello to ALL my favorite Hillcrest Artist!

    I miss your happy faces so much and I can't wait to see you again! You can reach me by email or you can request a Zoom meeting with me (ask a family member for help). On this webpage you will find links to assignments, videos, fun activities, and a gallery of photos.  If you submit a photo of your artwork to my email, I will post it in the gallery! In the meantime, continue to make good choices for you and your family, spread kindness whenever you can, practice an attitude of gratitude, and please continue to bring Art into this world (and share it with me). 



    Hillcrest is providing Instructional Packets that are available for parent pick-up curb-side at Hillcrest School Tuesday, March 31st  and April 16th from 3-5 pm.  Hillcrest families you will hear from Teachers to assist you during this distance learning process.  We will not be collecting any completed work, but rather we will have phone contact with the families to assist us in the grading process. Should you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to email your Classroom Teacher, Therapist or Behavior Specialist. 

    Thank you and stay well.


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