Saturday, July 30, 2011

Displaying Student Work

I worked in my classroom a bit more yesterday and finished my new "good work" board.  I am really excited how it turned out.  I love having an area in my room to quickly display student work.  My students always love it when they come in the classroom and a new paper is displayed.  Here is what it looks like:


Well of COURSE I had to use owls.  Aren't they just the cutest?  I had ladybugs last year and loved the title "Good Work SPOTTED Here".  SO, I took all my owls and made little white spots using a white paint pen.  My owls are now ~ spotted owls so I could keep my title.  You may be wondering HOW do I display my work on that concret block wall?  Well, if you look a little closer, I hot glued a little clip right below the owl cutout.  Take a look:


I used these last year and they WORK GREAT!!!  They hold a piece of paper nicely (I never had a paper fall once I placed it under the clip) AND the paper EASILY slides under the clip.  I can usually place it in the clip with one hand. (I'm not joking!)  Don't you just love those little spots on the owls?  Here is another picture of how I slide a paper under the clip.


When I put up 24 papers, it will look a lot different, but here is another picture of how it looks with a whole sheet of paper hanging from the owl.  After the first week of school, I will take another picture with all my student work displayed and you can let me know what you think. 


How do you display student work?  Even though I place student work out in the hallway, I believe displaying student work in the clasroom, makes them realize this is THEIR classroom too.  Have a great weekend!




14 comments:

  1. Hello!:)

    I love your site and was thinking of doing Owls this year, but decided to go a different direction. The student work wall looks GREAT! I will be using clothespins turned into biplanes to hold my kiddos work, but last year I tried the clips and the ones I purchased did not work very well:( Where did you purchase your clips/what brand are they? Thanks!

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  2. SUPER CUTE!!! Since I'm not in the classroom any more, maybe I will do this in our office homeschool room! So ADORABLE!!!

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  3. This is really cute! I am doing something similar this fall. I'll be sure to post pictures!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  4. I want to do an owl theme in my classroom this year. Where did you get your owls?

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  5. Christy - My owls are part of the Owls and Moons cutouts from Carson Dellosa. Heidi - I purchased the clips from Office Max, but don't remember the brand name. I even looked online but can't find them. I will try to find out and let you know.

    Nicole

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  6. Soooo wish I had a wall this big to use because I love this idea!
    Tessa
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

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  7. So cute! Are the branches part of a set as well? I can't find anything like them online!

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  8. The owls are so cute and so is your blog! I think the clips are called sticky clips. I work part time in a teacher store and we have these but in white.

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  9. The branches are part of the set Hooty Owls Clipart by Scrappin Doodles. I just enlarged them in word (printed out and laminated them). :)
    Nicole

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  10. So stinking cute! You go girl... I'm working in my class tomorrow... Come and bring your talents please!!!!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

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  11. How did you make your letters?

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  12. I want your classroom!!!!!!!!

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