Because blogging is cheaper than therapy...
what a wonderful display! could you tell us a bit more about how you did this?
Sure. It all began with the idea of a shadow. I have a SmartBoard so I cut out big pieces of black bulletin board paper and taped them, white side out, onto the Smart Board. I turned on the projector and asked the kids to stand however they would like. Then I traced the shadow, cut them out, and taped them on the wall. Actually my assistant cut them all out and taped most of them up - bless her. If I didn't already have the projector and SmartBoard I would have borrowed the projector and just would have shined it on a blank wall.The kids learned what I hoped they would -- to make a shadow you need a light source and something to block that light.
How did you get them to stand still enough to get a decent shadow? We tried it this year, but the kids couldn't figure out how to position their bodies and we ended up with lots of lumpy, misshapen heads!
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