Fourth Grade students are studying Folk Art from Mexico. Milagros are small metal pendants that represent a wish or a prayer. Milagros are found in many countries all around the world, including Peru, Greece, Italy, Morocco, and India, as well as many Latin American countries including Mexico. Students chose a wish they would like answered, and had to draw how they wanted to represent the wish as a milagro. Some students chose to symbolize their wish literally, while others used symbols to represent their wishes. In these photos students have already attached their second piece of clay to the larger piece using scoring and slip, and are drawing in texture, pattern and details using a clay needle tool. Check out their intricate details!