Make Learning Visible Bulletin Boards• Purpose : To display the work of the children .• Interactive – Mathematical Concepts : 100 days of school, patterns – Names : spell their names and recognition of classmates’ names
Learning Made Visible Bulletin Boards (2)– Geography : chart vacations, learn states and continents, introduce landforms– Vocabulary builders : introduce new words and concepts
Bulletin Boards• Bulletin Boards – Lesson, Lesson displays lesson plans – Job Description invites one to learn how their child thinks.
Make Learning Visible Journals• Purpose : Communication tool between the parent, child and teacher.• Writing Tool – Encourages children to write and draw how they feel. – Teachers and parents can correspond about academic progress and behavior. – Improve handwriting, organize thoughts and introduces sentence structure.
Make Learning Visible Documentation Panels• Purpose: Documentation panels allow parents and guests to see milestones of the class, not just individuals. – Documentation panels are usually created on a poster board or displayed on a door – Usually cover special events, projects or everyday activities
Make Learning Visible Classroom Displays• Purpose : To introduce parents and guests to the children’s world. – Art and Special Projects : Always include an explanation of how the project is done and the learning benefits – Center Signs : Explain or give some of the benefits of each center – Job Boards, Choice Boards, Picture Schedule
Learning Made Visible Classroom Displays– Parent Board : Lesson plans, menus, newsletter, parent information and teachers’ schedules should be posted– Circle Time Area: most learning takes place in this area
Classroom Displays• Circle Time Area – Letter, Shape, Color, and Number of the week displayed – Calendar and Weather
Make Learning Visible Portfolios• Purpose : To collect samples and photographs of a student’s progress when they enter until they are promoted to the next grade. – Portfolios should be divided into categories such as : Logic and Science, Assessment and Social Relations – Portfolios are not scrapbooks. The cute pages should be saved for documentation panels
Learning Made Visible Classroom Homepage• Classroom homepages allow parents to learn what is happening via computer.• Teachers can build the homepage at www.scholastic.com.• Special links : Announcements, Book Lists and Homework.
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