3d tree

Classroom Displays – is your display a fire risk? 1

Ok – how scary was that??
3d tree displays, we all love them don’t we? It’s one of the most common searches people use to come to this blog. Have you ever even considered the fire hazards our displays might be causing?
I know that many local authorities are fitting fire retardant display boards in school but I can’t help but wonder how effective they are once we’ve covered them in poster paper.
I’m going to do a bit more research on this subject and check what the guidance in the UK is, especially about 3d displays and display materials. I’ll post on this in the next few days.
Meanwhile what safety guidelines do you follow when you are making displays?

Quick Autumn Displays – The Thinking Tree 2

66/365 – 9/26/2008, originally uploaded by snelly23.

I couldn’t resist this great quick display for Autumn! The maker says:

I was looking for real fall leaves to photograph on Monday, the first day of fall, and I failed. Our class used “glue paint” over and under tissue squares on construction paper to make these shiny fall leaves.

I love the tree with its ‘glue paint’ leaves and it’s wonderful affirmative messages. I’d love to add some photos of class members caught doing and being all of these great things, and to add some affirmations of their own, perhaps on more leaves building up at the base of the display, over this term.
People are always looking for 3d tree displays and I think this is a simple but excellent example.