Come see some fabulous artwork created by Goodland’s own Kindergarten classes at the High Plains Museum! The artwork all feature work, with some being sketches of photographs from the National Archives, some gardening, and some of work done by the students themselves!
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the Kindergarten classes came to visit the museum to see the traveling exhibit The Way We Worked from the Smithsonian. We talked about work and what it means – working for money, working to build a house, or getting to work and not playing video games – while looking at photographs of work undertaken in America.
The photographs we saw ranged from a man on a
skyscraper to a scientist mixing chemicals to communities at work. The pictures here were drawn by two kindergarteners that depict two photographs seen in the exhibit. We talked about working inside vs. outside with about half the students saying they would prefer to work outside. We also talked about what our community symbol would be if we had one. Most agreed that our symbol would be something relating to agriculture like CPS or a sunflower, but others thought that the railroad and working with animals could also be our symbol.
After looking at the work photographs we read the story “Good Grief! Gardening is Hard Work” by Charles M. Schulz. After reading the story the students drew pictures which are on display at the museum. The pictures cover a wide variety of jobs; gardening jobs, chores, and dream jobs. The pictures are all unique, very colorful and are very well done! The students provided lots of stories about work and how they would feel if they were the person in some of the pictures. When seeing a picture of miners most agreed they would not like to work in mines because they would never see the sun.
Stop by the High Plains Museum to see our local artists’ work and see The Way We
Worked which will only be here until Sunday the 27th. Saturday the 26th is the closing reception for this exhibit which will be from 7:00 to 10:00 PM with an economic development panel led by Michael Solomon, Economic Development Director for the City of Goodland. On Sunday the 27th the museum will be offering extended hours from 1:00 – 5:00 PM to view this exhibit. Also happening on Sunday is the Student Film Festival at the Sherman Theater. The festival will start at 4:00 and show a video produced by Grant Jr. High students about work in Goodland.
Mark your calendars to stop by and see the Kindergarteners artwork and the Grant Jr. High students film! These are unique opportunities and it would be a shame to miss them. Also time is running out to see the traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, The Way We Worked so hurry in and see it before it’s gone!