I had this inspiration this summer and I spent some time thinking about a cool place in my classroom for my library and where kids can go to read. I thought about a place they can "get away" in a great book. I tossed around a ton of ideas. My final two were a rainforest theme or the ocean theme. Marty said he thought I would have more fun with the ocean theme. He was right! With that theme, I needed a special nook for the library. I asked some friends for ideas of what to call the nook. My dear friend, Pat, came up with the amazing name of READING REEF. I love it!
This is the sign that evolved over the last two days. I plan to hang this right outside of the READING REEF. It is hard to describe right now...I promise to post pictures.
I put this together while I was on the phone with my friend, Carla. I said "this thing just needs something" and it did. She told me to walk away and then come back and look at it.
I am thrilled that I took Carla's advice because this is what I came up with after my lil' walk! (and, yes, Carla JUST for water...ok AND chocolate) I remembered that I had these neat satin puffy sea critters from Anna Griffin. They were one of those purchases that I loved and figured I would use "some day" on some project. I have to admit that they are perfect.