Black History Month Door Decorating Contest: "The Secret Olivia Told Me"

Our school is having a door decorating contest in honor of Black History Month.  I am excited to participate! I think the contest is a great idea to raise awareness and to build excitement about Black History Month.

 I was throwing around a couple different ideas for my door decoration, but I then had an "ah-ha" moment. I happened to glance at my shelf and The Secret Olivia Told Me, a book about rumors, inspired me.

 The Secret Olivia Told Me received a Coretta Scott King Book Award in 2008 for the amazing illustrations by Nancy Devard.  The Coretta Scott King Book Award is given to works that promote and honor the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including messages of peace, nonviolent social change, and brotherhood.

One of the art teachers at my school helped me make my door decoration by drawing me the silhouette featured on the front of The Secret Olivia Told Me. I covered the door in white roll paper. I then cut construction paper into fourths to make the bricks. I used red roll paper to make the balloon.

The door turned out better than I expected. I am excited for students to see it. I am planning to read The Secret Olivia Told Me to students in fifth and sixth grade this coming week and do my "Rumors and Toothpaste" lesson with them.

What door decorations have you done? Comment below, email metweet, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources.  Contact Danielle via email, follow her on twitter, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

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