This was originally our solar system hanger as we didn’t want to paint a big black blob on the ceiling. In 2012 it was turned into an aviary complete with branches, birds, and nests.
This year it is an aquarium with sharks, eels, turtles, a diver, and a blue light bulb for extra effect.
We are studying Anabaptist history this year with the older students, so this map of Europe will be very helpful. We moved the couches to the other side of the room as well.
The third through sixth grades are using the Threads curriculum again this year. We will be studying ancient Greece, Rome, and Jerusalem so we put up photos of the Parthenon and Wailing Wall with the Dome of the Rock.
We will also be studying the Medieval Age so we included a real photo of a castle as well. The ship is a kite from China, which we are also studying, and the fruit hanging from the ceiling is part of our “Fruit of the Spirit” theme.
Our wonderful first and second grade teacher got her sisters and brothers to help her construct this lovely “Reading Hut”.
And this is a print of a Rembrandt entitled “The Mennonite Preacher and His Wife”. While Rembrandt was not Anabaptist, some of his friends were and he requested permission to paint some of them, which they evidently gave.