The year is not over yet! Make May’s bulletin boards all about positive thinking and joy. Making the year end on a upbeat note sends students into the summer months happy and excited about the next year. Use May’s bulletin boards to start them off in the right direction.
Idea by Melissa, Kindergarten Teacher, Plant City, FL As I get my classroom library ready for the next year, I make sure all books are back in their home and update my database of books. I have over 1,000 book titles to date. I keep all of my books in labeled plastic magazine file boxes.
Idea by Farrah, Kindergarten Teacher, Nanuet, NY I organize my folders according to alphabet letters, numbers or themes. I also color-code my entire collection of folders (one color for each category).
Some teachers like to create one, unified theme for their classroom. Others will focus more on displaying students’ work, while yet others take the “minimalist” approach. No one style is better than another, but they are all intended to create a community within the classroom, an inviting place that encourages students to learn. This month
Idea by Caitlyn, Kindergarten Teacher, University Place, WA At the end of the school year, we conduct a “26 Day Countdown” to the last day of school whereby we celebrate one letter/theme for each day. “Y Day” is “Year-end Cleaning Day” and my kindergarteners help ready our room to receive the new students next year.
Idea by Sarah, Grades K-6 Teacher, East Brunswick, NJ Since I am a new teacher, I don’t have as many books as veteran teachers. However, I’ve learned that a great way to organize and label your small collection of books is to store them in gallon-size, zip close bags. Label the outside of each bag