Take pictures of students on the first day and add to board. Ann "Welcome" Upon return, take each child's photo. Put their name in a star cutout and frame the photo with a simple square of construction paper. My back to school board.
We have two for early learning classrooms. It is best practice to use bulletin boards to teach or emphasize learning in the classroom. Bulletin boards are an element of intentional learning design, not decoration.
Use the colors of fall leaves. Each child will write his or her name on the handprint using their spelling. Place the handprints on the tree to represent the leaves.
Place this heading on the board: Various shades of green can represent spring. Children will, again, trace, cut and write their names. When you remove the leaves in June, place them next to the fall leaves in the portfolio, with each leaf dated. The comparison demonstrates the progress made in following directions, tracing ability to hold a pencil or crayon and use itcutting using scissors, another small motor skilland writing their names knowledge of letter recognition, and fine motor control.
Add a few fluffy clouds to finish. Pencil markings provide guidelines for the children without distracting from the overall look. Allow students time to write a few words and draw a picture of their favorite summer activity.
Set out supplies— crayons, chalk, markers, pastels, paints— for use in creating their art and practice in self-selecting tools.
Add these to their portfolios. Cut apart each section when the bulletin board comes down and store each piece in the appropriate portfolio. To document learning and skills you can include information about gross and fine motor skills used in the art production; self-directed learning through choices of art media; writing and spelling skills exhibited; and understanding of spatial concepts in adhering to the boundaries.
Let your imagination run wild as you come up with other, interactive, learning opportunities. Use bulletin boards intentionally for your classroom learning plans.To view the survey, please click on the graphic on the left.
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The Fall seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for a number of fall related topics. Ideas within these pages include resources for general activities like poetry, leaves, and apples. You can also find more specific resources for the following: back-to-school, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more.
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