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Turtle Geoglyph

Involving Beloit's (12) elementary school's fifth grade students to create the portrait and image tiles. The students also did writings which I then made into tiles. The geoglyph has a council ring at its center. These children have a lot to say. Only some of the tiles are shown.

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Thyme Takes time
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Description: Time makes earth and art one.
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2007 Geoglyph
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Description: The mosaics and the boulders are feeling like they belong to the site.
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2007 View of Geoglpyh
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Description: The geoglyph is becoming a part of the earth.
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The Student's Portraits
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Description: Each student created a portrait or a river image tile. Each student began their portrait with a understanding of facial feature proportions. Without mirrors, each student captured the essence of their personality and characteristics.
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The Council Ring
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Description: Compassion, inner peace, humility and humanity represent the four directions of the council ring located at the center of the turtle shell.
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The Strategy of Tic Tac Toe
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Description: Several mosaics contain the fun and strategies of tic tac toe. Sometimes the mosaic pull the viewer in to decide which way the game can go, and other times the game is simply creating a statement of the possibilities.
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The Rings of The Shell
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Description: The three rings of the shell are: the inner ring or council ring, the ring of words written by the students and the ring of images.
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Let's Play
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Description: Anyone can sit and play tic tac toe. O started.
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The Scale of The Turtle
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Description: When first installed, the gravel was needed to set the mosaics.
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The Shell
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Description: Yes, you can sit at the council ring. The boulders are native to the Beloit area.
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Knowledge is a Power You Need Everyday
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Description: while the students did not make the actual word tiles, these are their words. The insight of Beloit's 5th grade students is an awakening ofr adults. Children do know what is going on.
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Hopscotch and Writings
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Description: Adding games is a way to help younger children to become involved with the site while older children and adults can enjoy and learn from the writings of children.
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The Aerial View
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Description: The aerial view of the geoglpyh just after installation.
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Tile Writings
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Description: The fifth graders thoughts are expressed on these tiles.
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