I just got some string hung up from the ceiling in my classroom. I’m so excited, because now I can HANG STUFF.
The facilities guy that installed it did a cross-cross design, corner to corner, for maximum coverage. Then, channeling MacGyver,
he rigged two of the corners into a little pulley system, so that I can lower the string, hang stuff, raise the string, and never have to dangle my Danskos over the edge of the kid’s desk ever again. GENIUS.
What to hang?
As I’ve written in prior posts, I like brainstorming with the students seasonal or monthly word wall words. That way, students can use them in their writing, or add them to their personal spelling journals.
As I’m planning on writing about in a “someday” post, I also try to make sure that everything that gets hung up is kid-created, (or at least, kid co-created).
My seasonal word wall just got hung from the string, kid-style:
Everyone made a snowman, and everyone picked a January word to put on their bellies. Now they hang above their heads.
Hey! You two birds! Look out, there’s a stone coming your way!
In case you’re wondering why the snowmen are various colors, I had found a cache of crazy tie-dyed construction paper in the closet from the prior teacher, and the students wanted to use it for the snowmen. Why not?
What are some fun things you’ve done with your ceiling decor? What about your word wall words?
Word(s) up, Geeks!