All sorts of trees created in the classroom.
I started this post because of these next two photos of three dimensional 'tree' bulletin boards slash sculptures, that are part of a preschool classroom in Seven Hills School in Cinci. Once I built my little collage above as Pinterest bait, I realized that I had other 'trees' in my memory card.
WELCOME to the 'tree' round-up
from my various Author-Illustrator School visits around the county!
|I want to live in the middle of this bulletin board: the sun is shining!|
Don't these two images just make you want to move to Cinci and attend school at Seven Hills? Of course the fact that this first bulletin board has a 'calico' background just makes my quilting heart smile!! How cheerful is that? The acorns across the bottom are the letters of the alphabet. Sorry I don't have a close up to share on that attention to detail! KUDOS for extra-clever use of a theme.
If you look carefully in the upper right hand corner of the above picture, you will see the border of individual paintings each child created by painting over the two words: "Be Kind." I had those featured in an earlier RoundUP here on kindness, generosity and emotional intelligence.
This same classroom that is obviously going 'green' has an entire 'slab' of actual tree bark mounted between their glorious windows. Yes. I literally HAD to touch it. What an imaginative way to bring the outdoors into the classroom.
Same room. Look at this stack of 'loose parts' that can become a part of all sorts of learning opportunities.
Cars and roads over mountainous terrain.
What sorts of art projects can you imagine?
So now that I have your attention let's see what other 'trees' I have to share. Hope that they inspire your own efforts to integrate science, nature and art within your setting.... whatever the age of the children.
This Texas tree follows the unique contours of the room's architecture without missing a beat. Don't ya love how the posters are hanging right at child's height with details of the season and tree's growth?
The display of fall colors above is from a visit I just made to Montgomery, Texas. I LUV LUV LUV the collaboration of all of those painted hands for the leaves. I was there to give a seminar to the area child care providers from across the county.
Here's a tree painted on the classroom wall.
I'm willing to bet that the adornments change with the seasons.
It's part of the scene at Otter Elementary in Elgin, IL.
|Handprint Apple Tree Bulletin Board|
Next up Chicka Chicka bulletin boards from WI, OH, FL + CO!
While roaming Otter Creek hallways I saw these 'Spanish' trees-of-all-seasons created in the elementary school. They are made with colored tissue paper and each student has a tree for each season, mounted on their own piece of standard size construction paper.
|Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom on the Wall|
|Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bulletin Board|
|Chicka-Chicka Quilt in Colorado Kindergarten Room|
|Bulletin Board: Apple of our Eye|