The 2nd Grade students have continued studying turtles through the wonderful art form of ‘Zentangle.‘ At first glance, this art form appears to be glorified doodling. But it is much more than that. “Traditional Zentangle includes a ritual to help get in touch with life while creating beautiful art. Tangles are used as learning skills for school children, as stress reduction for adults and they help develop dexterity. In addition, Zentangles can be fabulous works of art that resemble etchings.” 2nd graders created wonderful Zentangle Turtles. Their turtle designs were photocopied on to watercolor paper and the students then added color with watercolor paints. The turtle was chosen as an art project to complement Shady Oak’s environmental fundraiser. It is hoped that the student’s art work can be used for this year’s fundraising t-shirt design.