Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year, New Lights

My students loved having the fluorescent overhead lights off
Happy New Year! Light is an important symbol of the season and an important aspect of any basement classroom! This year I got icicle lights from Target to hang in my classroom. I put them up before my school went on winter break and the kids and my colleagues enjoyed the lights' warm, calming glow.

On Monday I am looking forward to seeing them again and adding new seasonal decorations in place of the holly. I'll be doing a snowflake project with Pre-K and making cut paper snowflakes with 1st grade.

I am hopeful that the holiday lights will make a seamless transition from winter holidays to eclectic, fun, basement art room!

What decorations do you keep up year round in your classroom? Any ideas for how I can make my lights look like they belong during the rest of the year?