The fall season is virtually upon us which means descending leaves, crisp air, and being surrounded by pumpkin spice everything. Add display flair and décor for your classroom to help your students get into the full swing of the changing weather. A solid bulletin board not only conveys classroom information but it can also create a warm and welcoming ambiance for the fall season.
Here are several bulletin board ideas that can add a refreshing theme to your classroom:
We’re Nuts About Fall Board
Looking to upgrade or replace a worn-out or torn bulletin board? Then the Wrapped Edge Fab-Tak Bulletin Board by Best-Rite is the board for you! Featuring a washable and tackable surface, this bulletin board panel allows you to turn a wall into a bulletin board area while being available in multiple sizes and colors. It can be easily cleaned and turned to match the fall season by utilizing the “We’re Nuts About Fall” conversion: Use brown construction paper for the ground and make a tree out of crumpled paper grocery bags. Add different multi-colored leaves, some falling to the ground. Print off a template of a squirrel for each child, let them color it and put their name on it. Place the squirrels with a few acorns under the tree and add the caption, “We’re Nuts About Fall.”
There is no doubt that classrooms have evolved in the last few decades. Today’s students are just as likely to spend a class period collaborating with a group, working with technology, or teaching a “flipped” lesson as they are to listen to a lecture. As our learning practices have changed, so should our classroom environment. One learning core aspect is the student’s seating solution. Flexible seating is one way that school administrators and teachers have begun to adapt the classroom space to meet all students’ needs. Having a comfortable and flexible seating solution not only helps maintain student focus but also allows your classroom to remain fluid with the continuous evolution of learning best practices.
Here are several flexible seating solutions to help your students maximize their learning potential:
Rocking Around the Classroom
For early childhood and elementary school learning environments, rocking chairs have been gaining popularity as a classroom seating option. Floor rockers are an excellent addition to any classroom library or small group workspace. The Zuma Floor Rocker, available in two sizes, allows students to rock back and forth silently while reading or working. What better way to help students develop a love of reading?
With preschoolers learning different types of material day in and day out, having the right classroom set up is critical for an optimal learning experience. A preschool classroom equipped with an efficient seating solution creates a fun, welcoming, and engaging atmosphere for students while allowing teachers to tailor their lesson plans for a changing learning environment. When deciding on seating solutions that keep your preschoolers comfortable and engaged, it’s important to look at the following factors.
Participation is Key
Regardless of age, participation is a critical theme that ensures students are attentive, interested, and engaged during class. Organizing your learning environment that promotes participation fuels discussion, collaboration, and makes for an interesting learning experience. The Soft Seating Stool Set by Children’s Factory is an excellent solution to keep students learning. These stools enable children to participate in teacher-led activities such as greetings, songs, story time, and show & tell.
When deciding what learning tools a preschool classroom should have, it’s important to utilize age and size-appropriate items. This includes basics such as desks and lockers and when children are comfortable in a fun and encouraging environment, they are more likely to participate. Considering preschool students are at an age where their developing brains absorb stimuli and information like a sponge, incorporating a good Learning Carpet is critical to helping them excel in their future endeavors.
Here are several categories to help you navigate through our vast selection of learning carpets and narrow down what you’re looking for:
Shapes & Activity Rugs
These rugs teach students on multiple levels. Many of these rugs teach a combination of colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and animals. A perfect example is the ABC And 123 Animals Carpet by Flagship Carpets. This carpet is a great choice for covering several learning topics at once. Have the children pick a number or animal to sit on and read stories, talk, practice nice words, and foster connection.