So the next question becomes, how do I display it? I have this long, skinny bulletin board over my chalkboard (which I covered, I will explain later!) that has a tack board across the top of it. It just happens to be the perfect size for a piece of paper, and I assume it was put in to display the alphabet across the top of the board. I wanted a way to make it more interactive and yet super simple to change out. If it was too intensive, I just had a feeling that it would fall by the wayside and the work would end up staying up there too long, which is the exact opposite that I wanted.
So I grabbed some clothes pins (36 for $1 at Dollar Tree), some scrapbook paper (the same that I used for my plastic drawers), some spray adhesive, thumb tacks, and some super glue.
I used the little cardboard strip that came in the package of clothes pins to hold them all in place. Worked perfectly! I cut out little strips of scrapbook paper and then I sprayed a little spray adhesive on them (LOVE that stuff!) and laid the paper down. Simple as that!
I waited a little for them to dry, but it really didn't take long at all. Then, leaving them all attached to the cardboard strip, I flipped them over and applied tiny dots of super glue. I added the thumb tacks and let them dry. I put the thumb tacks at the bottom of the pins because otherwise my papers would hang way down over my board, but if you have more space you could also put them up at the top.
Then I just pinned them across the top of the board! I love how they look! Such a simple, cheap fix, but I love the difference it makes.
Here are a couple of the pins holding papers across the board. It will be so easy to change out papers each week! I am going to put the kid's names above their clips once I get my final class list as well so that we know exactly which clip is displaying whose work.
Do you have any creative ways to display student work? Do your students get to critique their own work and determine which they are most proud of? I would love to hear your ideas!