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Use Student Art to Decorate a Wall at the Start of the School Year

By Beth Newingham on September 6, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

On one of the first days of school, I give each student a white tile. (I purchase the most inexpensive individual tiles I can find at Home Depot or Lowes.) Students use colored permanent markers to write their names on their tiles and draw pictures of things that represent who they are (hobbies, pets, food, etc.).

Once the students are finished, I attach a self-adhesive business card magnet to the back of the tiles and arrange them on a magnetic wall in our classroom. It makes for a beautiful wall display and adds a personalized component to my classroom design.

Comments (1)

This is a great way to let students be creative plus help out in their own way with decorating the classroom.
-Katie Jones

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