This kids constructed 11 quotes that reflected the knowledge that they had acquired during their study of the history of the building, school, and community center. Then a vote was taken for the quote that would frame the mural. Inspired by Curriculum Coordinator Gillian Toledo’s personal story about remembering the stoplight (hall monitor) that was in the halls of MLK Jr. Elementary School, Trevor wrote, “The light is always green for education,” and the kids felt that this was the best articulation of the history. To begin the painting process, students looked at the work of famous muralists, including Judith Baca, Eduardo Kobra and Diego Rivera. Sketches were created and once the collaborative design was approved, the mural was created in a series of sessions during the usual art class time. Way to go fourth grade!