Thursday, September 30, 2010

Picture Day! A Whole School Mural Project

This week all Currier students have been working on drawing "head-to-toe" self portraits.  Kids were asked to picture themselves holding something important to them.  They colored their portraits with markers, crayons, and colored pencils, and then carefully cut them out.  I collected their little figures and amassed them on a sheet of white craft paper and posted our very first whole-school portrait project on the big board near the front door at Currier today.   I tried to take a photo, but the picture doesn't do it justice...this is really a special piece of art.  It's like a Where's Waldo of joyful innocence. 
I would like to thank Natalie at for sharing this wonderful idea.  Thanks, Natalie!  Thanks, thanks, thanks!  This was so much fun.
Oh and did I mention...our school theme this year is:  "High levels of learning for ALL students."  (each and every wonderful one).


  1. Barbara, this is just fabulous! What a terrific idea!

  2. Barbara, your mural looks beautiful! Thank you for the sweet comment, it makes me so happy when I see that my blog is inspiring someone! That is why I blog! I love sharing and receiving ideas from blogging, its the best. Do you use Eduphoria at your school? We put all of our lesson plans on there and you can atually share planners to get ideas and lesson plans from others.

  3. Hi Natalie--We don't have eduphoria at our school, but it sounds great on so many levels. Certainly facilitates coordinating art themes around classroom learning. I tried leaving this comment on your blog but my connection kept glitching. I thought I posted twice and found I didn't post at all. Hmmmm.