Classroom Displays of Project Work
Following on from the Renoir Umbrellas and as a further part of the Take One Picture 2009 project comes this excellent classroom displays idea from Caroline Lennox. Caroline is a member of the Classroom Displays Flickr group and she also has a very fine blog (Learning Parade)
In her blog post Rainy Day Reads Caroline explains more about the process of designing and making the display.
The class first explored lots of illustrated children’s books about rain from the library.
The puddles were painted based on photographs the children took in the play ground.
The wellies were made by drawing round someone wearing a pair!
I love the idea of getting the children to draw round their wellies! Isn’t it great? I’ve never done that although we’ve all drawn round children’s hands and feet or even used them to print. I think drawing round the wellies is quite inspired.
It really reminds me of a children’s book illustration but I can’t think of the name of the book. (Meh! Having one of those moments when I can picture the book cover perfectly but can’t read the title!)
It was an American book about a child posting a birthday invitation on a rainy day. Anyone know which one I mean?
Favourite Rainy Day Classroom Displays
We get plenty of rain in the UK and weather is a good focus for all sorts of classroom displays. I’d love to gather up some more display ideas on this topic.
What’s your favourite way of making a classroom display about rain?
Update : Splish, Splosh, Sploosh
Sunflower Lily, one of our members, was inspired to have a go at this one. I think she’s done a lovely job, don’t you?