Snowflakes for Classroom Displays 1

Make a Snowflake Display

Natalie's Snowflakes instructions display

Natalie’s Snowflakes instructions display (CC Licencse)

Classroom Displays group member Natalie was having a difficult day in her library so she abandoned her plans and made snowflakes with her students instead.  Natalie used instructions from another well known site but if she had searched the Classroom Displays group she would have found this really useful tutorial for the same design from another member, Liz. These are her instructions which are shown here under their Creative Commons Attribution License and are also available on Flickr


See the original on Flickr

I made these snowflakes myself from LizMarie’s tutorial with a year 3 class a few years ago and they found the instructions very easy to follow. The effect is quite impressive, fits well with the Year 3 pattern making thread, and it is generally great fun!

You can see Natalie’s students are quite a bit older and they obviously enjoyed themselves too!




January hallway display: “We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way” 1

winter display

Classroom Displays reader Michaele has more about this lovely January display over at her blog Kindergarten’s 3 R’s:. Her kindergarten students were curious about her ethnic origins and spent some time over November and December exploring Eskimo culture. I think this display is a wonderful example of using positive images and information to undermine stereotyping. It’s exactly the sort of thing my NCFE2 teaching assistant students have just been looking for examples of for their Unit 2 assignment. It also shows that even the youngest pupils can benefit from this sort of project work.
“Walking in a winter wonderland…”

My students learned about parkas, mukluks, mittens, and fur ruffs, then colored their own characters, decorating the parka’s qupaks (fancy trim or embellishments), and gluing cotton balls around the coat hood. I left the trees up from December’s display as background, and added white streamer runs of “snow” upon which the Eskimos could play..

She adds that the kindergarten children enjoyed making their own Eskimos and adding them to the display.