Today’s post is from guest blogger Mary Amoson from Sharing Kindergarten. Enjoy!
I love display art, writing, math, and anything that captures the fun learning activities in Kindergarten. My grade level uses clothes pins to easily display all their spectacular creations. Here is a picture of the clips on one side of my door, one for each student.
This is the other side of my door to display student achievement.
After doing this a few years, I have learned a few tricks to make this look good and be extra functional.
1. Put the huge paper and border on the walls first. Do not use the bottom portion of the wall where book bags would go or where students would sit if you have a high traffic area.
2. Attach large construction paper sheets for the backing (mine are green here) using Scotch Tape. Once you get them where you want them and they all look good, then use the hot glue. I also love to use the lines from the concrete blocks in the wall for straight lines and spacing.
3. Apply the clothes pin next. (You can use older ones, painted ones, etc because they will not be seen.)
4. Then add the decoration, in my case the Monkeys.
5. I add the student name last and with tape, not hot glue. My names are on bananas. This way I can change them as the year goes on or use it again next year. (Yes, my wall has made it through more than one school year before.) I also love this idea if you have a short kid’s name on top, you can easily move it lower so they can have access.
*I love to include a spot for the standard or content area being taught. This is what the G.P.S stands for on my banana. I clip a sign with the standard onto it for easy accountability for parents and administration.
How do you see this idea being implemented in your classroom? I would love to hear your thoughts below in the comments!