Cassie Stephens: The Dot School-Wide Collaborative

Hi, pals! I am fired up to share that the faculty-vast collaborative my 1st through fourth quality college students created at THE Beginning of the college year (yikes!) is ultimately put in. Like, last but not least.

Y’all, even though I do enjoy possessing all learners developing a collab at the start off of the college yr, why do I do it to myself? It is really so a great deal get the job done on my finish! All the attaching to bulletin board paper and hanging…it is really so significantly! AND I constantly procrastinate! And however I do it yr right after year. These types of a glutton for punishment, I guess.

This is a appear inside of the method of hanging this beast with some of my recommendations:


When hanging a little something this weighty, it normally takes all the things in your instrument belt (as effectively as a handy music teacherin’ pal). Verify out my idea on binder clips and long tabs of paper. It assists!

I’ve not performed an official post on how we made these dot paintings but I’ll explain to you: it was super uncomplicated! In simple fact, it is really just one of my fave kindergarten classes which you can uncover the details on listed here. 

All students started with a dot in the middle of their paper. The paper was prefolded so that each and every dot was just in the middle. Meaning I quarter folded the paper, after in fifty percent just one way and then in 50 % the other. Dot was positioned at the intersection of those people two folded strains. 

Like the kidnergarten lesson, just about every pupil was then instructed to paint concentric circles all over their dot utilizing any shades of tempera paint they liked!

The moment dry, the paintings had been minimize alongside individuals folded traces. They ended up then rearranged and glued to a black piece of building paper. This component was difficult so pupils assisted just one one more. 

Early finishers painted the wording of the sign!

And then the beast was hung…where by it shall continue to be for a Extensive, Extended time. Or the conclude of the school year where by I’ll have the college students minimize it aside to just take dwelling their circles (probably. Or I may possibly depart it up until finally up coming calendar year!). 

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