Words of Life Student Project

Words of Life Student Project
Posted on 11/04/2020
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JAG students at our HSJA completed a “Words of Life” project, which included a two-part process including the development of an essay and a reflective piece of artwork. JAG Teacher Mrs. Stephanie Goodman assigned them to choose a word that has important meaning to their lives and experiences, and then write an essay about why the word was chosen with a thorough explanation of their reasoning and thought process. The artwork was meant to create a visual representation of the word chosen.  

In the essay, students had to fully define the word, and then provide three paragraphs to explain how their experiences, growth, and/or point of view has been influenced by the word that they chose. For their artwork, first students created a background for their words on a plain canvas. They then chose a unique vinyl and cut their words from respective vinyl pieces using a Cricut (cutting) machine. All finished pieces are proudly displayed in the hallway at our new HSJA.

Mrs. Goodman noted that she was pleased to see very few duplicate words among the 100+ projects from students. “They took the project very seriously… Even for the few projects that shared duplicate words, the essay portion for each student was completely unique. They have done a beautiful job, and I couldn’t be more proud of them,” she said.

JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) is a skills-focused program that exposes students to life skills, good communication practices, financial literacy, community involvement, and pathways to general understanding of how to identify their own talents. Learn more about JAG Programs, here. 

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