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Thursday, May 20, 2010

End of School Activities - Elementary Tile Painting

Even though the end of school is so crazy and busy, it's hard to keep up, it is also filled with many fun and memory making events. Today I would like to share one of my favorite events with you.
These first pictures are of something our PTO has been working towards for a few years.  It was actually made possible by a Walmart grant, requested specifically for this project. (Thank you, Walmart!)  The tiles will be taken to Oklahoma City where they will be fired.  It will be amazing to see the transformation of the tiles into bright, shiny colors!  After that, they will be placed around the elementary school sign and plastered into a new planter box.  It will be a lasting memory full of the student's artwork.  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to see the finished project! 
On Monday, each elementary student and faculty member was given an unpainted tile.  Each designed their own tile.  Some took lots of time and put lots of thought into their project (such as 5th grader, Kathleen).
Others just did whatever, such as my own elementary children, Jacob (5th grade) and Tyler (1st grade)!
Tyler's wasn't exactly what I was thinking - or what he was thinking, for that matter - but it will look just fine and be something he'll always remember.
I don't know which is cuter - Xexyz (she had to keep spelling her name for me!) or her tile :).
And, of course...we had to had a Tipton Tiger paw print, made by pre-k teacher's assistant, Ms. Nicole.
Jacob's tile showing his Tiger Pride!
The students, and even the adults, had such a fun time with this project.  We're all looking forward to seeing the completed project - hopefully by the time school begins again in August!
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