Saturday, October 3, 2009
Last year my principal granted me permission to paint a mural in the hallway outside of my classroom. I was hoping that if I painted I would not ever, ever, ever have to move classrooms again. My mom came and helped me. My idea was country field meets a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom/Seasonal tree of sorts. We painted the rolling hills and ground a green with polka-dots and stripes to add interest. The tree is all brown, with black detail... it looks like a bare tree. We cut out leaves from a variety of green papers, crunched and folded them too. I die cut the alphabet in a variety of styles then stapled the leaves and ABC's on top of the tree branches. It's fun. If I'm feeling ambitious I have the kids design fall leaves and post them up in the fall. I take all the leaves off for winter, add some for spring, and deck it out again for summer.