Community ART Mural : Art classes K-5 started off their year in art by making a piece of a school wide mural. Each student got one square paper with a quarter circle drawn through one corner. They were decorate and design it as they wished, with a focus on making the circle part stand out from its background.
To get started, they watched a slideshow with many samples of murals and discussed murals that we see in downtown Belfast. I borrowed this idea from Hilltop Elementary School in Ohio: http://www.readingschools.org/2/News/2634#sthash.2K0ftBtV.dpbs