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Thursday, January 26, 2012

mural among the stars

The reviews are in and they are beaming...

Our superintendent in Warwick had asked me to work on a mural with a group of my middle school students in the District Office break room.

It is a place where our central office administrators and secretaries lunch on a daily basis but also is a place where they can rest and remember why we are all here... for the KIDS!
He gave us a blank canvas with no restrictions so I began to have my students brain storm. They came up with the world with children holding hands all around it. Then they decided to put stars all around the outside to fill in the background space.
One of my oh-so-clever students came up with a great quote to paint next to the mural by Les Brown, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars." and it was a winner!

Everything was planned, sketched and ready to go and so we began sketched on our enormous canvas. Each day that we worked after school people would come in and compliment the students on what a great job they were doing.
Some people commented that it made them want to eat lunch in this space more often now that it was so inviting and friendly. We certainly agreed! My students enjoyed the "Bistro" and certainly liked going in.

As a wonderful completion celebration our superintendent hosted the students and I after school today for a pizza party. My students were ecstatic! They enjoyed the pizza in the glowing Bistro!

To see all of the images from this project please click here.

So it was a fun and exciting way to start out 2012 for both my students and those of the Warwick Valley Central Office.

And I leave you with this... shoot for the moon or the stars today....

Be Well and Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This looks really nice especially inspiring for the kids. It would have been more interesting if you have included the students in the colouring part. However, it looks great.