One of my favorite things is to create the atmosphere in the classroom that supports and expands the ideas we are currently exploring. With Jack and the Beanstalk I love making a huge beanstalk. Here is how I do this!
Step One: Pull off three long rolls from your green bulletin board paper. With a person at each end, twist the paper into a tube.
Step Two: Secure two tubes to the wall. I use clear packing tape to secure the tubes. Next, place the third tube on top of the first two. This creates a more 3-dimensional stalk.
Step Three: I make tracers for the children to use to make the leaves. It is always a treat to work as a whole group on the floor like you see here the photo. The children love it. They are almost completely quiet as they work beside each other.
Step Four: We put the leaves on the stalk. I try to put leaves where there was tape to help hide it.