There was one project I did want to get done soon, though. Something fairly small, managable and achievable (for achievable, read: finishable). Something that would make an immediate impact and would (hopefully) create a sense of fun for us and for anyone who walks through the front door.
little rectangle of flimsy paper. We can grasp the chalk with our whole hand and make marks by moving our whole arm. Writing and drawing can be a whole body activity - jumping and kneeling and even laying down can extend the range of our marks...what fun!
There's space for several contributors to collaborate and inspire and weave a story together.
A hot air balloon floating...
An American flag waving next to the George Cross (England's flag).
You can even surprise and entertain your parents, who didn't know you had taught yourself how to write.
Yes, we are enjoying this chalkboard wall.