Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2010, 12:13 AM   #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
garstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Good ol minnesota
Posts: 863

S/C/G: 150/ticker/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default OT - need some ideas for my new preschool classroom!

Hey ladies, I know this is COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC. But I'm racking my brain here and I NEED HELP.

I recently got promoted at my preschool to a lead teacher for a 2/3 year old classroom. My first year teaching! I'm pumped. But there's a LOT to prepare and a short amount of time. Each child at my school get's their own cubby. On their cubby we put a cubby tag. Just something that indicates that it's theirs. this month we cut out butterflies, had them paint them, then wrote their names on them and hung them. Last month each child had a flip flop, and the one next had an alternating one so it looked like they were walking, then added names.

Well - it's back to school now, and i have NO IDEA what to make for cubby tags. Oh creative ones, HELP.

Some ideas I had were alternating apples with pencils. But that's so cliche. Our theme for the month is my family, friends, and me. I'd like to have their picture up somehow so they know which one is theres.

Thanks

IF all else fails, I'm going to print off a giant paper sized picture of each child's face and tape it to their cubby. that's pretty blunt I think.
garstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 12:17 AM   #2  
Lindsay
 
Mickeypnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Avon, Oh
Posts: 1,472

S/C/G: 220/210/150

Height: 5'7

Default

I think the picture sounds good. as to that way the kids can figure out what's their cubby space and get used to that one for the first month.

maybe their hand prints, or books or you could do different leaves as fall is coming soon.
hope this has helped somewhat?
Mickeypnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 12:26 AM   #3  
Featherweight
 
AR4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 555

S/C/G: 135/130/125

Height: 5'3.5"

Default

If you take the children's picture or have one sent in with the child, cut the childs face into a circle. Make a flower with petals radiating out, the children could draw, paint or paste pictures of their family on the petals.
Too hard? maybe more modification could be done.
just an idea.
AR4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 12:32 AM   #4  
This is not a test.
 
Iconised Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,409

S/C/G: 187/132/127.8

Height: 5'5''/165cm

Default

You could get them to do little self portraits maybe?
Iconised Ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:02 AM   #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
garstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Good ol minnesota
Posts: 863

S/C/G: 150/ticker/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Thanks everyone! I'd like to have these prepared for them before they arrive to school.

AR4life I like that idea a lot, not too difficult either. Plus I already have pictures of all the kids because all but 2 are already in my school.

Iconised - It's funny because their "self potraits" are scribbles I'm thinking to do something like this on the first day and hang it at their eye level on the inside bottom of their cubby...
garstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #6  
Senior Member
 
abluvion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 379

Height: 5'7"

Default

It'd be cute to have little cutouts of gingerbread man shapes - you know, basic people shape - and have them glue a pic of their face to the head, then decorate the body with crayons and such? That'd be pretty straightforward!
abluvion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 11:15 AM   #7  
Samantha417
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Default

You could get it started by making a cutout of a house and have their name on it with a cutout person representing them. When they come in you could make an activity out of it by making them finish their house with their family members. Have cut outs of moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and several kinds of pets and have them put it together so it can be attached to their house later on. I don't know how complex that is for 2/3 y.o., but it'll get the gears turning in their heads.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 11:26 AM   #8  
You can DOOO IT!
 
misstraveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 843

S/C/G: 223/*ticker*/150

Height: 5'6"

Default

Anything they recognize is awesome. You could ask the families to send in a family photo from home and laminate that to the inside of the cubby with their name. That would stick with your family theme and help them know which cubby is theirs!
misstraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.