My daughter in law, Ginny, is starting her first year as a teacher! I don’t know who is happier—her, my son Tyler, or ME! I am so excited for her. Pre K is a whole new ball of wax! There are so many rules about how things can be displayed, etc. A lot of our time has been spent labeling everything in the room. And I mean EVERYTHING! There were some labels already there, but they were a little worn. So slowly, I am going to replace them all! Above is the pledge that her kiddos have to say each day. So we just made a cute poster for them to use as they are saying the pledge. Ginny found the owls, above, on pinterest! She and Tyler made them one night. I told her she was lucky to have a husband who had a mom as a teacher! He knows how to “craft”!
So when I got to her room, I made a tree for her and displayed the owls in the hall. Then, I hung the scrapbooking paper that she had laminated to display their work. Below, you see her birthday chart. She is going to group all the kiddos with January birthdays, take their picture, and display it on the month. I think she got the idea from pinterest, she just told me what it was suppose to look like and we went to work!
She told me she wanted to put a tree in the “fake window”. So I made her a tree. You don’t see the caption, but I made up a little jingle--“Seasons come and seasons go. Watch our little hands grow.” Then each season she will trace their hands and change the tree to match the season. She is using the dot theme, so I made her these color words to hang up (below). She covered clothespins with ribbon and added buttons to the tip. They are all around the room. The Pre K program encourages a lot of student work to be hung. This will make it easy and quick!
Okay, so now the above photo is from Megan’s room. These are her numbers and the birthday caravan. She has jungle guide clip art that will have each child’s name. Then, they will be placed in the car that holds their birthday month. Below, you see how Megan has labeled all of the items for each of her five areas. Okay, a little compulsive? Wonder where she got it?!?!?