Mickey Mouse and Friends are such a popular cartoon that will catch the attention of every student in the class.
Students will know what to expect during the day for each subject with “I CAN” statements in the schedule. Display them with your calendar so all expectations are clear at the start of everyday. Easy to reference and sure to keep everyone on track.
Here’s a picture of the entire space so you can see how the writing center and listening center are right below – just makes sense to have a word wall where kids are practicing reading.
Next to the word wall is two Mickey Goal Setting Vertical Banners so we can track how many sight words we have learned and how many books we have read!
Decorate your classroom or daycare for spring and summer with this colorful DIY Flower Bulletin Board. Don’t just do it by yourself, though, this DIY project is meant to get all the children involved! Kids of all ages will love choosing and decorating their own flower petal to put onto the flower center.
Spring is a great time to examine the growth of plants and flowers. Using a textbook or other resource, enlarge different types of plants, flowers and seeds. Make them large enough to fill your bulletin board. (You can do this by making an overhead transparency of the image you want, hang your paper on the wall, and then trace your images.) Students can then label the various parts of the plants, flowers and roots.
Use the included bee as decoration or to show who is the student of the week! Includes 1 flower center, 1 bee and 24 flower petals that students decorate themselves! We recommend using crayons, colored pencils, washable markers or permanent markers, sold separately online.
Provide students with a template of a flower outline. Or you might provide a selection of flower “coloring pages” from which students can choose.
This last one uses the stretch and stapled string for stems and leaves.
This theme is great for 1st grade classroom. So here are some picture from those two classrooms that I hope “LEAF” you feeling inspired!
Here are some more zoo/safari/jungle inspired sayings for your classroom:
Roaring Readers! (or fill in the blank) decorated with any animal that roars
We’re Wild about (blank) !
Climbing to Excellence! (or fill in the blank) decorated with monkeys
Behavior chart: Zoo Warning! Wild Behavior is NOT allowed!
ADDING these items will make the bulletin boards look real and wilder such as fake foliage or animal print fabric , stuffed animals, safari hats, binoculars, use animal-print pillow cases to create comfy reading opportunities, invest in one item that will really make a statement.
Apply this for the the hall board, make a Lion dressed in safari outfit says ” We’re jumping through hoops for our safari adventure into kindergarten,” and it has little animals with the kids names on animals jumping through hoops.
For reading area, make a tree with branches over hanging from the ceiling and for the bookshelves glue some bamboo sticks that can be bought from a dollar store or simply collect them from the park.