Writing 1 This is another visual aid that will help students to visualize where they are in the writing process. There is a clothesline the students clip their clothes hanger with their name on it onto that shows where they are in the process. The different steps are also detailed so the student knows exactly what they should have done to achieved that step.
National Poetry Month idea? Have a container full of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) and also residents to mix and match them. They could be hung by pins or Velcro. Perhaps once a week residents could vote for their favorite poem?
I converted a standard bulletin board into a magnetic bulletin board by using magnetic receptive sheets from http://www.kling.com/magic_wall.html . I custom ordered my panels ~2 feet x 2 feet, but they also sell standard sizes on their website called magic walls. Then, I ordered magnets from www.eSigns.com . I used the car magnets that businesses use to advertise. I just laid out my designs and then cut them out. I will print the teachers' names on labels and stick them to the horses.