Clark Sixth Graders Create A Beautiful Picture Together

In the photograph above, sixth graders Jonathan Sot, Christian Monaco, Katey Marin, Juliana Venezio pose in front of their Respect Bulletin Board. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

CLARK — “We are a box of crayons, each one of us unique. But, when we get together, the picture is complete!” This was the message that the sixth graders at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark communicated to their peers during the school’s observance of the statewide Week of Respect.

In their language arts classes, students read the poem “The Crayon Box that Talked” by Shane DeRolf. Students responded to the piece by writing their own poems based on such themes as diversity, acceptance, and respect. The sixth grade teams then created a bulletin board to illustrate the importance of embracing differences and working together.


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