Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Join Us For The 2021 Traveling Mural Project, Friends!

Dear Friends, 

It’s time for the 2021 Global Traveling Mural Project! 

Our first annual Traveling Mural Project in 2018 was a huge success and such a special project for over 150 schools around the world to be part of. It has been such a special experience sharing it with all of you, my students and community.

If you haven’t read about The Traveling Mural Project yet, please visit this post to read all about it. You can also visit our Traveling Mural Google Slide Book to see pictures and stories of those who were part of this amazing journey too. 

Here are the steps: 

1. To get started, you will sign up to a group here in this Google Doc.  There are 10 per group. 

2. Create a mural with your community on butcher paper that is 36 inches wide by 10 feet long.  It is helpful to mark off the 1 foot sections on one side before starting the mural.  This makes it much easier to cut when finished.

You can use paints, crayons, markers, pencil, mixed media, photos, etc.. 

It can be as simple as putting up a 10 foot piece of butcher paper and having your students contribute to it over the course of a week or two to having it all drawn out for them to color in too.  Anything goes with this mural project. 

There are several wonderful picture and nonfiction books to use for inspiration and when talking about, planning and creating murals.  This is the Padlet with several….please feel free to add more. 

3. Cut the mural into 10, 1 foot long pieces and send them to the 9 other places on your list.  Make sure to include the name and location of your school somewhere on the mural. Keep one of the pieces for your mural. 

Send the mural pieces by November 30, 2021. 

4. Once you have all 10 pieces of the mural, put it together with your students to create your traveling community mural. 

5. Go to the 2021 Traveling Mural Project Book here.  

You will add a photo or photos of your Traveling Mural before you cut it into pieces and of your group with the mural.  Share your group, school, location and a little about your group and the traveling mural.  

Feel free to use more than one slide if needed. 

6. Post pictures & videos using #travelingmural on Twitter & Instagram. Let's all post these by the end of 2021. 

7. Make connections throughout this project with the others in your group. This project is about creating global connections and community with others around the world.  

Together, think of the impact and difference we can make for our students, library, school, community and throughout the world. 

Let us know if you have questions.  Our email is shannonmcclintockmiller@gmail.com

With love, Shannon McClintock Miller and Heather McClintock Fox

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