My project worked on the scale, lettering, measuring, and design, then invited every student in our middle school to trace their hand print and decorate with a box of deliciously colored permanent markers. As more handprints appeared, the students had to layer theirs "behind" the others, giving the banner a beautiful depth around the border. I brought the banner home this summer to finish the border and piece together, with lots of help (and I use the term loosely) from Maggie and Fred.
The banner now hangs in the hall for our students encouraging them to burst onto the scene, each in their own way. My goal is to provide an environment where they feel safe and encouraged to do so.
As always, thank you for looking. I love your comments.