Second Annual Chalk-a-lot

Our students participated in University School’s Second Annual Chalk-a-lot.  The event was originally inspired by the University of Northern Colorado’s successful attempt to break a chalk art Guinness Record.

Last year, University elementary students had a literature theme.  This years theme was “summer”.

Our young elementary students had to carefully plan a design on graph paper in order to have a “blue print of their design”.

Each class was given a square of playground to design.  First, we cleared our canvas of tiny rocks and dirt.  Next, students used yard sticks and several mathematical calculations in order to divide the cement canvas into a large grid.

Finally, students selected a small paper square of our original graph paper plan, in order to recreate their section of the design.  Slowly after about an hour our design became a chalk reality.  Our students shared not only their artistic talents, but also worked together and exhibited amazing teamwork as a classroom community.  We are SO proud of your great work!

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