Beautiful Oops by Barney Salzberg is the inspiration for one of our Think Different Challenges. If you don't know the book, check in out on YouTube. Its basically a book that empowers one to take a mistake and turn it into something beautiful.
So this month every 2nd, 3rd and 4th grader will have an opportunity to make something beautiful out of either some squiggles, or smudges, or to complete some unfinished pictures with their own imaginations.
Here is a slide show of some of the wonderful creations; I wish I could have photographed all of them but the books have gone home and hopefully families have had fun seeing them. The challenge was not only to TRANSFORM an oops into something but also to create a setting and a context for the thing they created. Kids really fired up their imaginations and had a blast.