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.
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. ;-)