It is so crazy to believe that I am 31 now, and that my year of featuring 30 AMAZING teachers is over! I have had some of my favorite teacher authors share over the last year. I have had some amazing ideas floating through my head this year, and I have made some FANTASTIC friends!!
Reading Move Your Bus this summer was the best thing for my career! I LOVE Ron Clark and the inspiration that the book has brought to me. I am going into my tenth year of my career and was feeling defeated this past year. This book brought life back into me and I am so excited to start my new journey with a renewed spirit!
I love displaying student work around the classroom in different areas. I love displaying student work using clothespins because then I don't have to staple into their work. It also allows me to quickly change the work so that way I can put up different work weekly. I bought these placemats at The Dollar Tree in two packs!! These are very similar, but are round and not as long as the ones I bought a few years ago.
In the hallways I like using the placemats and clothespins again so that way I can change them quickly in the hall too! This allows younger students to see what they have to look forward to in the coming years. It is also fun for the older students to remember what they did in previous years. We have lockers in our halls, so I was able to put these placemats up above the lockers. I am not able to change these as quickly as I do the ones in my classroom, but by using the clothespins it does allow me to change it easier.
I use string and clothespins to display student work for a whole class wall. This is a great way to show off a whole class display. You can add more layers of string if you have a bigger class, or bigger worksheets to display. I love having the solid black background as well because it helps everything else pop!
How do you display your student work? How often do you change the work that you put up in your classroom!? I would love to hear your ideas!
There are many important ways to keep your bus moving! You want to make sure that your whole staff is on the same page so that way you can keep your bus moving in the direction you want it to!
Managing papers is one of the hardest things to do, and one of the things that we tweak and work on every year. I have come up with a system that I believe works for me, and helps keep the paper pile to a minimum and keeps the papers off my desk!