Just recently, HSH 3rd Graders had the opportunity to visit the Watts Towers! Students were in awe of the amazing structure of the towers and the colorful tiles that adorned them. Their tour guide, Mr. James taught the students that an Italian immigrant, Sam Rodia, created this massive landmark all alone, using the simplest of tools and tiles and glass he collected along the train tracks. Students also had the opportunity to take part in an art workshop where we drew our own versions of the towers on styrofoam, applied paint using a stamp ink roller, then made our print on construction paper. It was a great day, and an inspiring and fun way for the students to enhance their studies of Los Angeles.