So, I was having a problem liking my room for Open House - with Space. Then, the idea came and my kiddos made their own aliens. I gave them a big piece of construction paper and told them to draw an alien with their black illustrator crayon and color it. It was one of my favorite BB, the parents loved it. The kids had their parents guess which one was theirs. They named them, gave them an age, where they came from, what they ate - it was adorable.
They measured them with rulers, paper clips and cubes. They had a blast.
We talked about constellations, so they made there own. They wrote a short story about how the constellation came to be.
These are love notes, drawings, cards that were made at home - just for me. I love this board. On the bottom left is a picture from one of the little brothers in my class (love it). The big middle one - the two girls made on a play date. The parents were excited to see the drawings there. At the end of the month, I will put them in a big binder and keep them. I think this might be a permanent board that I keep up all year and just rotate the drawings out. I love art that is not cookie cutter.
I, now, think that this was my favorite Open House, ever.
To be continued.....