Saturday, August 24, 2013

I am a rocket scientist!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...BLAST OFF! 
My new library will have a space theme this year and I am loving it! Here's our rocket, with teacher and staff pictures:

Administration/office staff is in the nose of the rocket. I will be adding two more portholes of support staff in that area when I can get them all together to take pictures!
The library already has a permanent wild animal design scheme (our mascot is the leopard), but each August I like to decorate with an additional, different theme for the year. 

See how my teachers are floating in space? Imagine their surprise when I told them they wouldn't be standing up when I took their picture. ("Hi, teachers--I don't know you very well since I'm new to your school, but could you please all lie down together, fan out your hair and act like you're floating around? Thanks!") Ah, the magic of a green screen...

The rocket is HUGE (approximately 10 feet long) and took hours to make but I think it was well worth it. An unexpected bonus--the inflatable astronaut I ordered came with the perfect spot to insert a face. So not only am I a rocket scientist, I'm also an astronaut! 

I'm not done with outer space decorating just yet, but at least I have a week before students start coming for library lessons. For now, mission accomplished. 

A final thought on theme decorating in the library--one small step for a librarian, one giant leap for readers!

Roger, out...


  1. How much fun is that? This looks awesome!

    Krazy Town

  2. How cute! I love this idea! It looks like the teachers were having a pretty good time. ;)

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  3. You have such a creative mind ... wow ... who wouldn't want to blast off with YOU?!

    Have an out-of-this world year! Oh, and if you don't already have a copy of Planet Kindergarten, you simply must add it to your list.

    Cape Up,