Sunday, March 30, 2014

Student Work Display

I wanted to share something that I shared on Classroom DIY, but never here with you guys!  It is a student work display that allows the students to show off their work in a fun, attractive way, while at the same time allowing them to show their own growth in writing.  






 
To create the display backdrop, the students will need the following materials:
  • construction paper 11" x 14"
  • tissue paper
  • paintbrush
  • glue
  • lamination
  • two prong fasteners 
  • hole punch 

After gathering all of the materials, the students will use the tissue paper to create a collage on the construction paper.  

To create the collage, brush glue on the paper.  Then place a piece of construction paper over the glue.  Brush glue on to the tissue paper.  Then layer another piece of tissue slightly on top of the first piece and brush glue over it.  Continue in this manner until the entire paper is covered.


Be sure to cut off any hanging pieces of tissue paper and laminate.  This leaves the backdrop with a nice, clean look.







 



Punch two holes, the size of the prong fasteners, to the top of the laminated project.


Finally, punch holes in your paper the same width and, viola, you have a display that can easily be changed out...just by opening up the fasteners!








I use this on my walls that can not be stapled into.  It also is a great way to house on-going writing projects in an attractive displayHere are a few projects that my students did (before we laminated them) so that you can see the variety and creativity they can produce.




7 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love the individuality of each student's display. Thanks for another great idea!

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    1. Thank you! That is so sweet of you! :) I haven't been nominated for an award in so long :)

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  3. Cute idea! I especially love the clever "paper-fastener" part! Something I will try next year.

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  4. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful tip for creating students display in a beautiful and colorful manner. The art is simply presentable and appreciable.

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