Summer Reading is nearly here! My coworker, Brindi, and I spent last Friday afternoon putting together our "tree" board. About a year ago, Brindi made a tree out of cardboard. It has been in the corner our wall of bulletin boards ever since then. We collaborate on the board for a seasonal display. Since this year's Summer Reading Program (SRP) theme is Dig into Reading!, we decided to make an underground scene. Or, a partial one.
We made the tree a bush. All those leaves? They came from the poet-tree I made in April. I cut a shovel blade out of a cardboard and covered it with aluminum foil. The handle was made out of thinner cardboard and painted with brown tempera.
I think this might be my favorite board so far.
Last week Brindi and I also had a Pirates and Princesses Party for preschoolers. (How's that for some alliteration?). One of our crafts was a pirate hat. Of course we needed a model for the hat. He is going to be the branch's mascot for the summer. We call him The Dread Pirate Captain Greybeard!