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softboard decorations!!

May 31, 2013 10:00am

hey, hope you all are doing good. I'm currently teaching maths to the 4th grade and I've given this task at hand to choose a topic and decorate one of the softboards of each of my class. I have absolutely no idea what am i going to do. Some ideas will really help and if anyone has visuals that'll be great! thanks :)

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    • May 31, 2013 10:41am

      I have class "decorators" and sometimes they choose content, sometimes they choose inspirational messages, and sometimes they choose things that will help them learn better. Try to put the students in charge of decorating and see what they come up with. They might enjoy it, and it might save you a lot of work.

      • May 31, 2013 10:49am

        Yeah but the thing is the kids are on their vacation now and the teachers have to do it on their own. I tried googling couldn't find anything useful :/

        • May 31, 2013 11:22am

          I would wait for them to come back. They might enjoy decorating the classroom when they come back to make sure their room is attractive.

          • May 31, 2013 11:25am

            Thats a brilliant idea but my head has assigned this task to the teachers with a 2 week deadline. So will have to do it myself. Thanks for the suggestion anyways :)

            • May 31, 2013 11:28am

              What if you simply brought in the materials and then have students decide which ones to put up. I am all in favor of giving students responsibility for the classroom, then they will have responsibility for the class.

              • May 31, 2013 11:31am

                Yeah thats not how it works at our school sadly :( kids are off to vacation. The faculty is packing up we have to redecorate the classes before 15th june n then in september when the session starts the display will all be there and ready.

                • May 31, 2013 11:43am

                  In that case, I would pout up things to help them learn math: some formulas, some inspirational words, some things to help them study better.


                  • Jun 1, 2013 9:40am

                    Cut out and colorful shapes with their names written underneath and maybe the formulas for their area, fraction examples (like pictures of a pizza or a pie with different fractions shaded),the Pi symbol, or some examples of simple fraction operations.

                    • Jun 7, 2013 10:34am

                      I take a page from my RA book in college and decorate the outside with a fun border and some shapes and then ask a question where students can write their answer on a die-cut piece to staple it upon their return. I teach ELA, so I've done it with "similes to describe the year" "couplets to thank a guest speaker", etc... even though you have to decorate, the kids can complete the work of art after vacation.

                      Katie (@KatieNovakUDL)