Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Preparing for Summer Break

Today I finished taking down my last bulletin board. It's actually in the hall outside the library. I usually keep it uplifting and welcoming as it's the first bulletin board visitors to my school see. This past month I had a tribute to our 8th grade graduates.
I decorated the whole wall in our main hall with oversized flowers.  To give you an idea of just how large, each petal on the daisies and the tulips uses one piece of construction paper. They were really easy to create. 

Behind the glass I made a paper rose for each 8th grader. The roses had a student immerging from the center. Our students can choose which high school they want to attend. My students usually attend West or South. I have one student going to the "city" high school. So each student is blooming from a flower color that reflects their high school. Made a colorful display with yellow, blue, green, maroon and white paper roses. My students loved it! Had a few shout-outs from parents.

I found all the instructions for these 3D flowers on YouTube. I just made my flowers bigger with large sheets of paper.
Daffodil -
Tulips -
Scrapbook flowers -
coffee filter roses -
White flowers inside glass -

I forget where I saw the idea of the grape hyacinth. It's really easy. Just one inch wide strips of blue paper looped and then taped the wall.

The feathery flowers were recycled from my truffula trees on the previous bulletin board. One of my students asked me today, "What are you going to put up for us in August?" I told them they would just have to wait and see. Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer! Friday is my last day. I have a huge stack of books just waiting for me to read.

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1 comment:

  1. Awww...this is so sweet and creative! I love all of the thought you put into making the color correlate with which high school the 8th graders chose! Beautimous!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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