Success in dealing with those first days of school depends on planning and organizing now, and a number of Teachnet readers have shared ideas for doing so.
Whether you buy ready-made letters or use or cut your own for bulletin boards, there are some tricks for putting them up.
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.
Of course your students have favorite books, and your library displays many favorite titles. Use this bulletin board to showcase those and entice your students into reading!
Have your students pick their favorite color of paint to make their own hand prints on the bulletin board or have them work together to have a group picture.
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!
Use this friendly whale to invite your new students into your classroom at the beginning of the year and then inside have little whale name tags on each of their desks.
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.