On January 11th, painting commenced in the specials hallway! After several days of sketching and sanding (all done by the contest winners and some willing volunteers), we were finally ready to get some actual paint on the wall. Since we're using acrylic, we have to lay plastic down every time we paint and everyone is working in sock feet to avoid ruining expensive shoes. So far, all of the 6th graders are ready and willing to paint, and there was little goofing off to be had (teacher win!!).
Now that there's some actual color on the wall, the younger students are starting to understand what we're up to.