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Pool Noodles are the secret to making palm trees. I taped two pool noodles together end to end with duct tape. Then I spray painted them brown. Each tree took about 100 lunch size paper sacks. I cut the bottoms off of all of them and then smooshed them down together. I slid the bags onto the pool noodles until I had the whole thing covered. The bottom and top bag got taped onto the pool noodle with masking tape and kinda scrunched around to cover up the tape....

Lists I Live By: Paper Bag Palm Trees

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Tree for library

Journey of a Substitute Teacher: Beautiful classrooms

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"tree-mendous" apple tree with tissue paper ~ cute!

Amazing website for classroom theme ideas

Cute Classroom Inspiration - Cristina Celzo from Bronx, New York

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Atlas of Wander - Vladamir Kush

Vladimir Kush - atlas-of-wander [621]

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Later in Sept., we sponge paint apple shapes with red, yellow or green and add them to our tree.

I've always liked having a "tree" in my classroom to use for showing the change of seasons and for displaying children's artwork. It always makes for a good "group" project. This is how it looks in Sept., before we do anything to it. It is made of rolled kraft paper (in the mailing supply section of the store), and is velcroed to the wall. The trunk is stuffed with newspaper.

In spring, our tree gets a new set of finger painted green leaves. We add blotted butterflies to brighten it up.

Around mid -October, our tree loses its green leaves and we replace them with fall colored leaves. The kids finger paint again, but this time they pick two fall colors and blend them together. The odd-looking leaves were made by dripping liquid watercolor paint onto diffusing paper. These items came from Discount School Supply.

During the first week of school, we finger paint 12x18 sheets of finger-paint paper with various shades of green and cut out leaf shapes.

This fingerprint tree is great for the classroom & perfect for Mother's Day!

Tree for the classroom (Safari/Jungle) liking this theme for sure

Clutter-Free Classroom: Jungle / Safari Themed Classrooms

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I want to attempt making a classroom tree like this!

Teaching The Little People: The Classroom Tree

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homeschool classroom Family tree (part art project, part genealogy research, part photo display)

Mary Pope Osborne's Classroom Adventures Program for the Magic Tree House books is FREE!

Magic Tree House Classroom Adventures Program

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These butterflies would look so good on my classroom tree

Outside the Lines: April 2007

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The ultimate classroom tree? This is a fantasy child's bedroom but what wonderful classroom ideas it could spark!