Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Caution - Cuteness ahead....

Last week, I started putting together our end-of-the-year display in the hallway. This is what I came up with...

Just in case you can't read it (and Blogger won't let you enlarge it by clicking on it) it says, "We are almost ready to leave our Kinder-"garden"...And blossom into 1st Graders!"
This the beginning of our display. I traced and cut out each baby's hand, and glued a stem and leaves on to it. I printed their name on one leaf. I cut out some cheesy grass (which I think I might change this week, cuz look how part of it is already falling over) and "planted" my garden.How cute are these "flowers?"
Then, the next day, the babies colored and cut out butterflies and ladybugs. (We've been doing an Insects and Spiders unit in science, so they were really into it!) The ladybugs are WAY too big, in proportion to the rest of the scene. Plus, they took up so much room I had to kind of pile them together on the ends. I knew it was ok, though, when the babies saw it this morning, all finished, and one of them said, "They look like acrobats!" refering to the way they look like they're making a pyramid. If I had to do it over, I would have taken my pattern book to Kinkos, and reduced the size of the ladybugs. Actually, I just may do that this week.
Anyway, this was the finished product. Cute, right?

Everytime I walk down the hall to my room, this makes me smile. And, New Principal came in to tell me that she LOVES it. Woo hoo! It's always is good when you can impress the boss. ;-)


Katy said...

ADORABLE! That is such a great idea! I'd borrow it but as I plan to teach high schoolers it might not go over so well. LOL :-)

Tracey Axnick said...

That is so precious! It would make me smile too! You are clearly a creative and crafty woman (I'm missing that gene, did you know that? Yes... tragic chromosomal anomaly... Craft Gene Absentia Syndrome...)

ANYWAY - I know you are counting down to the END OF SCHOOL! (My kids get out tomorrow, believe it or not!)

Heather said...

So cute I got a little vahklempt. What lucky kids you have!!

karen gerstenberger said...

Well done! I love the art concept. You are so clever.

Anonymous said...

Here is a teacher joke for you.

Stuttering Cat - as explained by a grade 4 student ....

A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. "Human beings

are the only animals that stutter," she says.

A little girl raises her hand. "I had a kitty-cat who stuttered."

The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become,

asked the girl to describe the incident.

'Well', she began, 'I was in the back yard with my kitty and the

Rottweiler that lives next door got a running start and before we knew it,

he jumped over the fence into our yard!'

'That must've been scary,' said the teacher.

'It sure was,' said the little girl.

'My kitty raised her back, went "Ffffff!, Ffffff!, FfffffF," but before

she could say 'Fuck!', the Rottweiler ate her!

The teacher had to leave the room.

Thoughts become things...choose good ones!

C said...

awwww cheech, my friend, that is SO cute! i love your creativity and how much you love the babies... i bet they think you are so much fun...


Busy Bee Suz said...

That is so cute and clever!!!!
I love the idea of them growing...like flowers. (not insects!!!)

jlo said...

Super cute. I love anything with the kids handprints!

oneandahalfcats said...

That is really beautiful! Love the hands for flowers.