Displaying Student Work

It is so important that students have a place to display their work for others. Command hooks and binder clips work in even the trickiest of locations! It is so important that students have a place to display their work for others. This year, I decided to jazz up those cinderblock walls outside our room and put their work on display in the hallway. I am so happy with how it turned out!

I'll admit it. I often I neglected to put student work up in the hallway because
1) it would take me forever to tape up each piece, and
2) the tape wouldn't stick and they would all be on the floor the next day.

I would fight what seemed like a never-ending battle with papers falling off the wall. So frustrating!

Enter: Command Strip hooks + binder clips

After each student created a self-portrait in the first few days of school, I hung the portraits up with a small command hooks underneath. I hung little binder clips onto the hook, and voila! An organized, tape-free way to display student work all year long. It is so easy to change out their work that I don't even think twice about it!

Love Notes for the Teacher

I love that my students constantly draw me pictures and write me notes, but it can get cumbersome trying to keep track of all of it! I used to display it on one of my cabinets, though I secretly hated how messy and cluttered it looked.

When I saw this idea on the Clutter-Free Classroom website, I knew it would be perfect for me! I went out the next day to buy a binder and sheet protectors. Now, I never have to decide which artwork goes on display--there is enough room in the binder for all of it! The binder is on a prominent display in the room, and the kids get so excited to add to it. They love that they can look back through the pages and see something they made for me earlier in the year. They also love seeing old letters or drawings that previous students made for me.

I highly recommend this strategy for organizing all their delightful notes and drawings from my kiddos!
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