Displaying Your Students’ Work

Here is a great way to display your students’ work, and it works for the entire year!

When I first began teaching, my master teacher shared this idea with me. It takes a little time to prep, but once you have it in place, you are good to go!

You will need bulletin board paper (my school always provided this paper, but I personally would go out and buy the fadeless kind as it stays nice and clean the whole year, and you can even use it for multiple years.) You will also need construction paper, prong fasteners, a hole puncher, and stapler. Here are the step by step directions:

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Choose a nice color you can live with all year long, and staple to the wall  for your background color. You can add a nice border.

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Grab some construction paper, choose your color(s), and then slice the paper in half. I also laminate them.

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Next hole punch the laminated paper so you can attach the prong fasteners. (Hopefully, your school has these. Otherwise, you can buy them at an office supply store.)

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You staple the laminate to the bulletin board paper. When you have an assignment you want to add, simply hole punch the paper, open the fastener, attach and close. The picture below probably makes my directions make much more sense!

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Here is the finished product! I put up one for each student. And that means getting out the tape measure, ruler, etc., to make it all nice and straight.

About once a week I add a new paper on top. I leave all the papers underneath and they add up through the year. What makes it fun is, you can see the progress your students make. It also a great way for your parents to see their child’s work at Open House. (I typically use this board to display writing, but you can use it for any subject matter.)

This one takes some time to create, but once it’s done it looks great and you are set for the year. Parents, if you want to do this at home, you can always attach it to a small bulletin board. Have your child choose one piece each week to display. What a great way to encourage your child!

Hope this helps!