Fun and Functional Back-to-School Bulletin Board Ideas

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:

Creative Decorations

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.  Fab-tek Bulletin Board by Best-Rite Continue reading

Make Your Daycare Furniture Work for You

Caring for your community’s children is a critical job since parents are depending on you to not only care for them but also academically groom them to become the best achievers possible.  Executing that is no small feat which means you’ll need storage space that is functional and organized to run like clockwork.  Is your current daycare furniture still  working for you?  Fortunately, we have several furniture and interactive solutions that can help you decide what works best for your daycare learning environment.

Multi-Functioning Storage

A solid daycare storage solution takes care of students’ personal belongings as well as classroom supplies and equipment.  Tot-Mate Preschool Wall Systems are attractive all-in-one classroom storage solutions that include toddler lockers, open wall storage, and divided wall storage with doors. Many also include a handy dry erase whiteboard for notes and classroom updates, as well as space for the teacher’s personal belongings. We have many other practical wall mounted cabinets, big book storage, toy and manipulative storage options available as well.

Tot-Mate ELEV11 Vos Preschool Wall System Set

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How School Chairs Affect Students

Do you remember those countless hours in class sitting through lectures but found it hard to pay attention because you couldn’t seem to stay comfortable?  The devil is in the details which means quality, size, and comfort of a school chair can adversely affect a student’s learning experience.

School is stressful enough so a comfortable learning environment is absolutely paramount.  Similar to an office environment, proper lumbar support maintains the spine’s natural arch so this leads to reduced back strain during long hours of learning.  Having ample space below the chair allows easy access to books, bags, laptops, and other personal effects and also helps with organization.

Intellect Wave Seating w/ Accessory Rack

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Is It Time To Update Your School’s Furniture?

With summer winding down, it’s back to school season again which means ensuring you have the right resources and a prepared learning environment for a productive school year.  Safety, comfort, and a welcoming atmosphere are paramount for academic institutions so updating your school furniture accordingly can definitely help.  Here are several ways to determine if it’s time to pull the trigger on new furniture.

The first obvious sign is furniture that is cracked, chipped, or has other physical damage. Keep a running list of questionable chairs, fixtures, tables, etc. so you can assess what needs to be replaced immediately based on your school’s budget.  The last thing any school needs is to create any unnecessary liabilities.

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