Get on board with whole school art projects! They beautify and bring our community together.
I wanted to make a bulletin board this year, a big welcome for the beginning of the year. My goal was to include all students who attend our school (all 634 of them!). Last year I had all my students trace their hands on paper and create line designs and patterns on them. I taught Kindergarten through second grade art, and thought my bulletin board space would hold all hands. I was wrong. The hands were too big, the board too small, so a lot of kids got left out. This year, I used a much larger space, the bulletin board by the main school entrance.
Even with this plan, I still had to cram the hands together to make flowers. My students helped make the letters, leaves and grass. It was a fantastic way to build community during our first week of school.
I am super happy with the results and am already looking forward to next year’s welcome board.