Spring Lupins!

Apologies that it has been so long since I posted.  With Standardised Testing, the Queens Jubilee and an Olympic themed Sports Day to prepare for, it's been very hectic!  Finally the sun appeared too, so I've been spending much more time outdoors.

I've started to clear my room for the end of the year - we finish at the end of June - and have been trying to get everything nicely organised and labelled for my next class.  My colleagues have noticed that I've become a label obsessive due to all the wonderful buys I've been making at TpT!

I've finally managed to take some photos of my Spring display board.  Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of the children 'creating', but they had a real fun time.  I think the finished creations look stunning, but I'm afraid my photos don't do them justice.

I introduced the lesson with the Lupin Powerpoint I'd created (very basic, as it was the first one I'd ever completed!), then set about the task.  I was rather nervous doing this with my whole class and no assistance - visions of paint everywhere......our whole classroom is carpeted (we have underfloor heating) and my babies are only 6/7 years old.  However I couldn't have been more proud - they did such a fabulous job!

The original post on the background of my project can be found here.  The display board is located at the back of my room near the art area and back door.  It's so mind-blowing that such young children can produce these amazing pieces of work thanks to a simple idea and a wonderful children's book - thank you Miss Rumphius!







I hope you find them just as stunning as I do! 

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5 comments

  1. Hello, Hello! I Looooove Miss Rumphius! I read it every year. I always have my kids write a little sentence about how they would make the world beautiful. Your lupine art is gorgeous! And thumbprints! I'd never have thought of that. This will be a perfect back to school activity for me, writing the sentences but also making the lupines, and then we can make a big bulletin board garden. I'll have to find pictures though- I do not have a garden (and if I did- I certainly not a green thumb to help it grow).

    ~Heather
    http://themeekmoose.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Heather!,
    Thank you for your kind comments and follow. I will be off to check you out too! Lol! The children had a ball making the lupins! It was such a simple activity to do, but very effective. You should check out my Powerpoint - I used it as an introduction - there's a few pictures on there you might be able to use. I also put on pics of the leaves as they are so unusual. All in all, even if the presentation isn't great, the pics were a very useful visual. Just check through the posts until you find it, it's downloadable from here.
    Hope you can use it, thanks again! I have another follower - yay! ☺
    Wendy

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  3. Wow! This is one of my alltime favorite picture books. I always read it on the last day and then ask my students what they are going to do to make the world a better place. (...and just like Aunt Alice, I tell them they may not know yet, but someday they will). Now I have a Powerpoint and art project to use with this book. Thank you!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  4. Hi Camille!
    Aw, thank you for your comments! I hadn't heard of the book before - I suppose because it's popular in the USA and not Ireland! After coming across it through browsing blogs, I just had to find it. It's such a wonderful book and I was able to create a whole mini-topic round it. My children are just at the right age to appreciate the sentiment. It now has a permanent place on my planner! Hope you enjoy doing it as much as I did! ☺

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  5. This is so pretty and different! Thank you for sharing this idea!
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

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