Use this bulletin board to display childrens names on fruits and vegetables. Contents of basket can change from season to season as the year progresses. Keep your students in tune with what gets harvested when during the year.
This bulletin board could be used to display “excellent work” by students, what unit they have completed, or just a way to show their reading list for the year. Just hang each piece of paper or work under one of the friendly otters!
Let your students feel proud of the class they are in! Have them write their own names up on the bulletin board or have them draw their name on pieces of paper w/ whatever colors they’d like and then staple it around the pencil on the board.
If your students are suffering from the cold-weather blues, turn your classroom into a summer resort for a day or a week. They will get a chance to pretend it’s warm, and also do comparison activities that will put their brains to work.
I have seen ponds at lawn and garden shops made simply by laying cinder blocks on the floor to shape the pond, then draping the liner over them and capping the top with a row of rock (which would be optional.) The goal is finding some way to shape the pond and contain the water safely. Read on.
“Welcome to the Real World” was a theme for the entire year which I used with my fifth graders last year to communicate responsibility, bring their grade school experience to a close, and increase their awareness of the community around them.