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.
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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.