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!