“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity”
― Novala Takemoto
Thought I would post about a few things that we have been up to this month in the OCHS library. We recently ordered a huge banner from Stumps. Internet address is for this company is stumpsparty.com I was browsing through one of their catalogs for inspiration when I noticed they sold banners. I went online and created the one in the photo below for $40. I’m extremely pleased with the product. I actually ordered two and tied them back to back so that they would be viewed from either side.
I feel like this will really help bring attention to the Young Adults’ Choices collection. We have several teachers who have been offering extra credit to help facilitate the circulation of the books.
So… as most of my ideas, this President’s Day snow display was inspired by Pinterest. This falling snow has been the biggest flop that I’ve ever tried from Pinterest! I purchased some large needles, super fine fishing line and two sizes of cotton balls. I thought our aides would enjoy this- WRONG. We first tried to knot the line so that each ball would sit on the knot. This didn’t work and they kept pulling through. We ended up stringing all of the cotton on a line and then using a hot glue gun to glue the cotton balls on at various points. It was quite a cumbersome undertaking. The plan was to do enough for all of our front windows. We soon realized this wasn’t an enjoyable craft project. We stopped when we had enough for a small display shelf. I brought out President Obama from our storage closet. We purchased him for a mock election a few years ago. I’m saving the Mitt Romney cutout that we purchased just in case he runs again! After president’s day, we’ll leave the snow and snowman out and change the books for some other reading material.
We have also hosted an art show and a display of projects from one of our design classes. We have such talented students!