Monday, November 7, 2011

All in a Day's Work

     Today, I started working on the decorations for Math Strategies Night.  The theme is the circus and it was up to me to create posters, banners, and bulletin boards to fill up the gymnasium where the event will take place.  Last year, I had the kids draw and paint clowns.  We had a couple hundred of them when it was over and just posted them all over.  I made the opening to the gym look like the entrance of a circus tent.  For some reason, at that time, it didn't dawn on me to use anything other than clowns.  Circus = clowns to me.  This year, I decided to use all the things a circus has to offer for inspiration.  We still have clowns, but we are also making elephants, trapeze artists, lions, etc. 

     This is the first thing I started.  It's larger than it looks, a little over 6 feet.  I plan to do a few more of these type of scenes and also do a few with the faces cut out so the kids can get their pictures taken as the characters.  
     I'll keep you updated with what my students and I come up with over the next couple of weeks.

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