the next one is a collaboration between my students and me. like most art teachers, i have a stash of painted paper because i could absolutely, positively never throw one away. one of the many things i like to use said paper for is the die cut machine. that's where the "we are ellis" letters came from. the first week of school i don't see all my students, so i had the ones i did see design a handprint. we brainstormed adjectives that describe ellis students. i wrote them on a big banner in the art room. each student had to pick a word (or two or three) to write on the hand as part of the design. then we used markers and color sticks to make them super colorful. i love this bulletin board too, you guys. it is sooooo striking in the hallway!
i hope you all had a colorful school start. now bring on the fall!