Saturday, December 22, 2012

Birds in the birch trees

I found this project on the blog, Deep Space Sparkle.  With a birch tree visable from my elementary classroom in New England, it felt like a project worth pursuing.  We could observe the uniqueness of this beautiful tree that dots our landscape and create a beautiful project for the winter season using a variety of techniques.  I used this with my second grades in two different buildings and had extreme results.  One group created the project your see above while the other building was a disaster!  I want to think it was the excitement of December that created a varied results but I can't verify that as a truth.  The project was beautiful when created by students in the successful building and I am glad to be able to post a few results to share with everyone.  This was the first opportunity for students to mount their own works.


  1. These are adorable - charming! I'm looking forward to seeing lots more on your new blog.

  2. I love these! The students did a great job! I saw this project on DSS also and never got a chance to try it out. After seeing these I think I will have to give them a try! :)