Monday, November 16, 2009

The frugal and green teacher: room decor edition

One more sign of a frugal and green teacher: low- and no-cost room decor. First, train pictures illustrate our theme of "All Aboard the Fourth Grade Express!" The pictures are from an old calendar.

Demonstrate expectations like headings for written work and make a poster from the demo. Materials: two scraps of chart paper, a piece of leftover tagboard, and a blank flash card. Yes, I often use book characters as examples. It's a literary and entertaining attention-getter.

And the fall foliage, large size, scavenged from the give-aways when another teacher retired. These are two-sided; they look great from the school's front lawn.

Then there's poster fun: using tagboard already in stock, an overhead projector, and clip art, a little creativity makes a world of difference and saves a bunch of money.

Is there more in the NaBloPoMo edition of the Frugal and Green Teacher? You'll have to click back next Monday to find out.

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Blogger Flea said...

What was I going to send you again? Books! I have a small stack for you.

My husband, last year, went online and sent away for info packets from most of the 50 states. All of them were very informative and could double as geographic readers. Many had activities for classrooms. All included state maps. Just something to think about. Costs nothing.

11/16/2009 8:13 AM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

A shout-out to Ron Weasley! I LUFF it!
I used to decorate my classroom with calendar pictures, too!

11/16/2009 12:24 PM  

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