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Hubbard Elementary students learn about self-care through Doodle for Google contest

Every once in a while, when you head to, you’ll be greeted by a fun and interactive piece of art that showcases the search engine’s name.

Students in second, third and fourth grades at Hubbard Elementary School recently submitted artwork for Google’s consideration in this year’s Doodle for Google contest. Doodle for Google invites students in grades K-12 to create their own Google Doodle for the chance to have it featured on, as well as win scholarships and technology packages for their schools.

This year’s theme focuses on self-care. Students were given the prompt “I care for myself by…” and asked to create designs that not only included Google’s name, but also concepts that showcased self care. To help accomplish this, Hubbard Elementary School’s art teacher Megan Marino partnered with guidance counselor Maggie Slovesko, who recently wrapped up building-wide lessons on the character trait - caring. Slovesko visited each art class and read the book " I am Love", which shares a story about compassion and the many ways to care.

“Students incorporated concepts like eating healthy, exercising, spending time in nature, hanging out with family and friends, yoga, art, music and many others,” said art teacher Megan Marino. “I am very proud of how hard the students worked on their projects. They got a good taste of what it would be like to be a graphic designer and also learned some new ways they could care for themselves in their free time,” said guidance counselor Maggie Slovesko.

In addition to Google’s national contest, Hubbard Elementary School students also entered their designs into the school’s contest. Second grader Taryn Rodgers, third grader Sophia O'Neil and fourth grader Jewelia McAllen won the building contest and received a Chick-fil-A gift card and art supplies.

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