Turn a corner of your classroom into a savanna where your students can explore, investigate, and wonder about this amazing biome. Build the mural before beginning the unit to develop anticipation and interest, OR build it with your students as you study each topic—the land, the climate, the plants, and the animals. The sample mural depicts the two seasons of the savanna—dry and wet. If you wish, you may feature just one season in your mural. Simply follow the directions for the side you want to use.
These items are included in this package:
• Mural Materials Overview: Cover and overview of included materials.
• Mural Directions: Step-by-step directions to make a savanna mural using butcher or construction paper.
• Mural Cutouts Letter Sized Paper: Twenty-nine photographs of isolated African animals for use on the mural, printed on letter sized paper using a standard printer. Use only the ones you need.
• Mural Cutouts Ledger Sized Paper: Same as above, but printed on ledger sized paper (11X17) using a large format printer. Use only the ones you need.
• Jumbo Cutouts Letter Sized Paper: Twenty-one animals enlarged for general classroom use. The largest (the giraffe) is about 24” tall. Choose 2-3 to place around your classroom or at other centers to continue the theme.
• Jumbo Cutouts Ledger Sized Paper: Same as above but printed on ledger sized paper (11X17) using a large format printer.
• Mural Lettering and Labels: Letters and labels to complete the mural.
Materials Needed for the Mural:
• butcher or construction paper: blue, gray, green, tan/manila, brown, black
• newspapers or recycled paper
• aluminum foil
• Mural Cutouts (included), OR student-made animals
• packing or library tape
• scissors, box cutter
• 3 wire clothes hangers (optional)
• brown or gray butcher paper painted like a rock (optional)
• border, or 3” strips of construction paper (optional)
These materials contain public domain photographs, which have all been credited. Much thanks to the photographers who freely share their beautiful work!
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