A Space Odyssey ~ 2017 - 2018
Well, now I had so many more skills for decorating and it was time to kick things up a notch!
And for that I needed my brother-in-law, Wired Man. He truly is the Batman to my Robin. The Einstein to my gravity. The tequila in my margarita.
September 2017 became The Space Odyssey. Very fitting, seeing as it was my second year of reading the novel Space Case by Stuart Gibb. (Yes, it took us two years to finish the novel, but it was well worth the wait!)
I enlisted the help of Wired Man to create an alien space ship that would jet out from the main bulletin board.
Now, I was thrilled to have a 3-D alien ship made out of cardboard big enough for my smallest nephew to fit into, but it wasn't enough for Wired Man.
Overnight, he wired the ship so that the cockpit lit up with LED lightning.
But not just plain old lightning. Oh no!
With my handy dandy remote control, I could change the colours, speed, and pulses. As you can imagine the collective school mind was blown. The students loved being read to in the dark with the alien ship lit up.
The gargoyle, who had been a pirate the previous year, was turned into a three-eyed alien. He was joined by a suspended astronaut. "Hadfield" was made out of a disposable painters suit and a lot of duct tape.
Tip: Dollar Store Duct Tape Will Disappoint
Sadly, I spent much of the year re-taping and hot gluing "Hadfield's" Spice Girl GoGo boots along with the red arm bands. Buy duct tape from Home Depot. Learn from my mistake!