Wednesday, March 13, 2013

When Life Gives You Springtime: Creative Displays

It's spring fever.
That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it, you want---
oh, you don't know what it is you want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain

It is Spring Break and the perfect time to share some
vibrant spring creativity that sprouted up recently in my amazing world:

"Eat a Rainbow"

For National Nutrition Month
School Nurse Amy decorated her clinic bulletin board with a message that means
we should eat a variety of colored fruit and vegetables.
We also wore clothing to school that was a certain color of the rainbow each day last week.
Fun use of color!

"All About Adjectives"

First grade children drew self-portraits and added adjective labels about themselves.
All the self-portraits were adorably drawn, so I selected this one because
she's my creative soul mate. That wink gets me!

"Measurement Flowers"

This paper flower garden was a math lesson!
  Second graders drew and colored flowers then measured them!

"Contraction Caterpillars"

In the Measurement Flower Garden were these cute Contraction Caterpillars.
 Each segment of the caterpillar is a contraction made from the words on its legs.

"I Used To Be a 100, But Now I'm a Garden"

For the Hundredth Day of School,
second grade students received black construction paper ones and zeroes then
imagined what the 100 could become.
One of my favorite displays!

"Line Trees"

First graders painted a spring background with watercolors in art class
then added a tree with
oil pastel lines for branches.
Cool concept! I am very impressed with the art instruction at my school.

"New Plant Discovery"

Fourth graders created flower sculptures from creative materials to represent a
"new plant discovery."
They also wrote about the habitat and adaptations of the fantasy plant.
This one had the word "diamond" in its name. It's stunning actually!

"PicMonkey Photo Collage"

You can make a photo collage like this for free or edit a photo at
Check it out! It's easy!

"Easy, fast, fearless photo embetterment!"

~Cheryl Gee knows what to do when life gives you springtime: shop, read, and sleep as late as possible. Oh yes: also Pin, write, create and think thoughts of happiness.  There will be lunch at a nice place and the new Oz movie with my amazingly creative son.

~Shared at  Be Normal Act Different Show and Tell Saturday link party. 

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