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Friday, April 27, 2012
ELA - Book Project
This idea was complete stolen from Pinterest (you can click on the original idea - HERE). We did it with the fifth grade prior to an inspection team coming into the school. Almost the entire fifth grade hallway was covered in these displays. It is quite eye popping when you step into the hall (probably because of the bright yellow background and 3D book covers).
It could easily be adapted for a science class particularly if students are reading nonfiction books about a topic you are studying (animals, planets, etc.),
Here are some thoughts about this project:
- It used up a lot of ink. I had to get permission from the principal to print all the students heads (80 of them at 8 1/2 x 10). I don't think he would have so agreeable if hadn't been for the inspection team :)
- I helped the teacher by taking all the pictures, printing, and cutting out. I worked with a parent volunteer after school to get the displays up. If you plan on doing on a larger scale it might be helpful to get help.
I have seen a similar project (also on Pinterest - see second picture above from www.kinderteacher.com) where the students created paper displays of themselves reading that might a cheaper alternative to printing pictures of students. If you work in a collaborative school you might get your art teacher to help do that part of the project.
Everyone was very pleased with the finished results and even the inspection team complimented the displays!
I started this blog many years ago as a classroom science teacher with the express purpose of sharing notebooking ideas with other educators. I have since moved into a technology coach position within our district so this site has morphed into a general teaching blog. Basically anything that I see or do in schools that I think is pretty cool gets highlighted here. If you are visiting to find notebooking information please look at my earlier posts. I have tried to label all my posts so information is easier to find...so, when in doubt look at the labels. As always, if you have any question please feel free to email me and I will do my best to help!