Thursday, October 31, 2013

There are no mistakes in art!

Barney Saltzberg uses pop ups, tabs, and textures to teach an important lesson : "When you think you have made a mistake think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful." I read this book to my youngest Pre-Kindergarten students to my oldest 2nd graders and they all enjoy the simple wisdom of this picture book.

Instead of decorating my bulletin boards with posters and examples for our first projects of the year I made this huge, messy, hand-painted sign. The posters and examples of projects have been up but students still look at the bulletin board and remember this important message.