This year's winter board was inspired by the book The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy & Jane Chapman. It doesn't look as wintery as boards of years past....but I love it. All the color makes me happy...and I know will help with the long gray days of winter!!! Instead of doing Christmas lights...I had my 4th graders create colorful feathers(Remember my ATC's for Mini Matisse's trade? The kids really mastered this skill!! Beautiful!!). 2nd graders had been weaving, so with them I did a quick mini weaving using two colors of blue for the sky. 1st grade created the pine trees that line the bottom. Kindergarten created the amazing patterned owls! LOVE THE OWLS!!!! I know I gush a lot about my students' work, but I really am their biggest fan!!! I hope this post & the last one inspired you to do a collaborative board in your school!!! If you create one inspired by the ones from ART WITH MR. E....I'd love to see them!! Facebook me or e-mail the images!!!