I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!
I wanted to share our book recommendation tree because my kiddos LOVE it!
It is bright and colorful (just like the rest of my room!) and the kids are constantly using it to write down book recommendations for their peers and to look at what new books have been recommended!
My AMAZING friend Amanda is the one who gave me the inspiration for this project. We taught together last year, but then our school closed down and we are now working at different schools. Lame! I miss her so much, but we still get together all the time to catch up and share new ideas!
Here is the book recommendation tree she made for her classroom, with super cute scrapbook paper and animal die cuts!
To make mine I bought a clay pot from Michaels, and painted the bottom of it with chalkboard paint and the top rim with acrylic paint.
Then I used a branch that Amanda gave me and spray painted it with glitter spray paint.
After the pot was dry, I filled it with clear, flat marbles (is there another name for those?).
These are the tags that I used for the tree. I printed them out, glued them back-to-back, and then laminated them. I love, love, LOVE Erin Bradley’s designs! They are adorable and super colorful! She has lots of other tags that you could use as well if you wanted to do something similar.
The kids write on the tags with dry erase markers and then just use a wet wipe to clean it off when they want to write a new book recommendation!
Here are some more pics of our lovely tree: