Modinat Bakare of Class 1-228 at P.S. 43 was the Honorable Mention winner for the State of New York in the Annual Chinese New Year poster contest. Her painting of a ram celebrated the Year of the Ram and the characteristics of Unity, Harmony and Creativity. She received an award for her painting at the Chinese Benevolent Society Headquarters in Manhattan last month. She is part of the “Dolphin” program for gifted first and second graders at the school.
Class 1-228 and 2-301, the “Dolphin” classes at P.S. 43, went to the Brooklyn Museum of Art this month. They studied the African Art exhibit as a culmination to their art projects for Black History Month. Pictured are sketches the children made while looking at the masks in the museum. The trip was part of a grant their art teacher, Mrs. Ellis, was awarded by Michael Jordan and the Nike Foundation for activities at P.S. 43.
A life-sized yellow school bus traveled the walls of P.S./M.S. 43 in Far Rockaway during Black History Month. The children in the bus are quoting information about famous black people and the display in the foreground is about Rosa Parks. It was created by Ms. Einbinder’s kindergarteners, class K-102. Seventh graders at the school painted the faces in the bus. Everyone learned about history through this colorful display.
An educator from MOMA visited seventh graders at P.S./M.S. 43. She came to show slides of Picasso and Matisse to prepare the students for their visit to the museum later this month. Debra Pearlman is pictured asking the students to act as “detectives” and to describe and analyze what they see in the paintings. Classes 7-407, 7-408, 7-410 will see the famed exhibit through the Nike Foundation grant. They are all excited about the trip!