Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

Honoring our Veterans is something we take seriously here at Garden Elementary School. This year's event was bigger than ever, including the Venice Civic Band, several Veterans, whole-school sing-alongs, and a great slide show to "God Bless the USA". The kids are prepped for about a month in music and this year we decided to do a giant American Flag as a backdrop for the stage.
The pictures don't really do this thing justice- it's about 50 feet long and 10 feet tall. It is made up of self-portraits made by about 1/3 of our school (done during the whole "I'm what?" stage of art class over the past month or so).
I just LOVE the way it turned out, and we have decided to keep it hanging on the stage for a bit before it retires into the Art/Music hallway for the rest of the year.
Happy Veteran's Day to all!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous! One year I had my students make a huge flag for the stage and each the white stripes we made all different skin colored hand prints. A flag is such an awesome symbol. And looks so impressive BIG!