Sep 20, 2008 Classroom Materials 4021 Views
Classroom decorations come in great varieties – there are different classroom decorations for practically every holiday and season – but the absolute best classroom decorations are the ones that students make themselves.
Classroom decorations made by students can be displayed on any wall, on the door, hanging from the ceiling, or on the bulletin board. Having students make the classroom decorations as opposed to simply buying them from the store has multiple benefits. For one, making classroom decorations can be a fun project for students. Also, students will love to see their work proudly displayed throughout the classroom. Also, it is cheaper than buying other expensive classroom decorations.
Students are always given different art projects for different holidays and every day. Students are always making scary ghosts and masks for Halloween, turkeys and pilgrims for Thanksgiving, snowflakes for winter, and so on. These are the sorts of things that can easily be displayed as classroom decorations.
Of course, you may want to decorate an area to prepare it for the other classroom decorations. For instance, if students have been making ghosts, you can decorate your bulletin board as a graveyard for the ghosts to hang around in. Or, if your students have been making snowflakes, you may want to put a big fat snowman on your bulletin board for the snowflakes to fall down onto.
Of course, even with projects like these, the students can help. You can ask the students to help you cut out that snowman or gravestones for the graveyard even. With older students, you can even have groups take turns coming up with ways to decorate your door or your bulletin board. Give them some helpful ideas, but let them come up with the classroom decorations themselves. You may be surprised at just how creative your students can be.
If you want to add a lot of character to your room, you can take things like snowflakes and hang them from your classroom ceiling with string or fishing line. There is no reason that decorations should only be on the walls. Witches on broomsticks, stars, snowflakes, and more can look perfectly at home hanging from the ceiling. Be careful when putting up these classroom decorations, though – do not let your students stand on desks to hang them up. Hang up these classroom decorations yourself.
Here are a few final words of advice: be creative with your classroom decorations and most of all, involve your students with your classroom decorations.