Garden Signs at Emerson

One of my summer school moms came to me and asked if our class could paint the garden signs for the Emerson school garden. Goodman Center high school schools built the signs and painted them white. They delivered them last week. This week we started working on them. We started by doing some observational drawing in the garden. We focused on drawing the SHAPES instead of trying to make our drawings look real. They turned out really good!

Then we worked on learning how to draw bubble letters to create the lettering for the signs. Each sign has 4 or 5 kids working on it between the drawings and the lettering. This is truly a collaborative project!

We finished one sign from our list. Doesn’t it look great?


One student was inspired to create a comic after starring at all that garden for so long.


Two first graders worked together to sketch out the large sign ‘Emerson Prairie Garden.’ It’s almost finished being painted.



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