I was inspired by an idea on Pinterest to make a board to hang up papers with "no name." I was going to title the board that, but then after brainstorming with Hadar about it, we thought kids might be tempted to leave their name off on purpose just to get their paper up on the board (you can't sneak one past us!! :) So instead I made a "Writing is a Hoot" board to display super student work. I am thinking that for each assignment (or when I remember), I will find a student that did his/her best and display their paper on our board. Hopefully, it will be a small incentive to work carefully and neatly!
Here are the supplies:
-The sliver rectangle is a magnetic board I found on SALE at Michael's
-little owl wood shapes that I turned into magnets
-Mod Podge (aka Heaven)
Here are the steps to making my writing display board:
I cut scrapbook paper the same size as the magnetic board and Mod Podged it on, and cut ribbon to match the perimeter of the board.
Something exciting that Hadar taught me, was that you can Mod Podge ribbon! I hadn't tried that before, I normally hot glue when it comes to the ribbon. It worked like a charm, and that ribbon isn't going anywhere!
I placed my stickers on once the paper was dry, making sure to leave space for the student's work to hang underneath! If you can't find a magnetic board, you could glue clothes pins onto the board and hang it that way. To make the magnets, I just found little wood owls and hot glued a magnet on the back.
Here is the final product! I hope it gives some of the kids a little extra incentive to do their best so their work can be showcased. I will do my best to give everyone an equal turn with their work on the board. Kids LOVE showing off their work, so I am assuming this will be a hit! If I work the system right, then about 6 differnt kids each day could have their writing on display! :)
I hope this is something you could modify or make to use in your classroom. Thanks for having me, Hadar! Come by and visit any time! :)
~Michelle from Apples and ABC's