As we start another school year, one ongoing task that is forever paramount is how to make students feel welcome. Whether it’s veteran students coming back into the academic grind from the relaxing summer break to the new kids on the block who feel a little apprehensive about starting at a new school, finding a way to help everyone settle in makes the transition easier. Utilizing bulletin boards is an excellent way to break the ice as well as helping students feel welcome and excited about starting the new school year.
Here are several ideas that can help make the transition easier:
Create name cards so that every student who enters your classroom feels a sense of belonging and makes the introduction process smoother. Name cards are a great opportunity for students to learn names and get to know each other with activities that teach communication and collaboration. The Fab-Tek Bulletin Board by Best-Rite features a tackable surface, available in standard or Hook-n-Loop Velcro compatible fabric, and is completely washable. Continue reading