Classroom displays that celebrate students' efforts and have a connection to the daily life of the classroom are one of the most powerful—and overlooked—tools for teaching. They can generate excitement about the curriculum, increase children's investment in learning, and help children to appreciate their own work and the work of others.
Great idea for displaying student work - each child has their own 'board' & chooses what to post
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This is a good way to introduce students and build community in the classroom. It is good for the beginning of the year so students can feel welcome and get to know each other. This aligns with the NYS teaching standard Element IV.1: Teachers create a mutually respectful, safe, supportive learning environment that is inclusive of every student.
A great beginning of the year bulletin board to build community. Would also make a great book to help new students & guest teachers.
A chart to organize classroom expectations. Very quick and easy way to set expectations. (Click to enlarge)
"Leaving Shadows of Preschool Behind." They stood the kids in front of a light and traced their reflections on black banner paper to make full body silhouettes.
The displays are made with file folders in the first few days of school. Students complete an "about me" sheet that is attached to the first part of the file folder. The entire file folder is then laminated. A gallon sized storage bag is added to the bottom part of the file folder for students' work to be displayed.