Since we are back into a regular schedule at school, I thought I better get my act together and make some cutesy plans for winter. I had imagined a wall in the hallway, that I share with the other 2nd grade teacher, turning into a winter scene. A slippery hill with penguins sliding down. Sort of like this, but way cuter.
I actually thought of this before Christmas break and I imagined a blue background with an icy hill. I'm thinking a white hill outlined with something sparkly. So after Christmas I went bargain shopping and found some silver tinsel garland that I think I will use. In the mean time, I needed to come up with a art project for the kids to make the penguins. So today, (in matter of about 20 minutes, I brag) I sketched, outlined and created templates for the kids to trace. I put together a example and cut paper for them while they were in the computer lab. The kids loved the idea and I think they turned out quite nice! Not too shabby for 20 minutes (+/-) of prep work. I can be a crafty bitch when I need to be.
I promise to post pictures of the finished wall when we get it all put together. I am also thinking about how we can incorporate something literacy based to this. Another teacher suggested a book review maybe? I'll be thinking about it. If you have any ideas let me know. I like the title "Sliding into a good book" of "Sliding into Winter". What do you think?