Polar display is looking great!

The 3 of us started at 12:30 p.m. today (Sunday) and finished at 8:00 p.m. - Hurray! It was a ton of work, but our hall looks fabulous (or so we think!). We can't wait to see the kids faces in the morning when they see all the work they have done for the past two weeks put together in a fun display! We are performing the circus to make money for the
polar bears, so you can see that we dressed a polar bear in a clown suit and he is pulling a sled with a little polar bear sitting on it. The little polar bear is holding a sign that says "Save the polar regions!". Here are some pictures of the construction of our big polar bear. We stuffed a pillowcase and added a polar bear face and attached snow goggles with pins onto his head. Then we attached his head to a pole that was stuck into an outside umbrella stand.
There are 3 kindergartens in our school, so we divided the polar regions into 3 parts; the Arctic, the Arctic tundra, and Antarctica. Here are pictures of my part - the Arctic tundra. The kids added details to their paper mache animal on Friday and we created the polar display on the floor of our hall. We covered it with white plastic table cloths that we purchased at the Dollar store. To create the illusion of ice bergs, we stacked Clementine orange crates under the tablecloth.
This part of the hall is SO CUTE! And so easy to do! We cut paper doll people from card stock. The we made pant, shirt, hood , boots, and mitten patterns for the children to trace. The children traced their clothes onto brown construction paper and used crayons to add details. We added a photograph of their face onto the little person and then the children tore cottonballs into small pieces to give the illusion of fur around their face. We then attached the little bodies to a plastic cup and set them around our paper world. Cute, cute, and double cute!!

Our theme for this week is: FAITH , SERVICE and ACADEMICS. So we cut out the letters for those words and attached them to a popsicle stick that was stuck into Styrofoam. This made a striking display against the black night sky mural that the kids painted! Here are some long shots of the hallway..
Yawn...... time to get some sleep.... tomorrow is the 100th day of school! :)