1. Interactive Bulletin Boards
You may be thinking right now...."How does one actually participate in a bulletin board?" The answer is simple but the implementation can be a little more tricky than just your every day run-of-the-mill bulletin board. First, let me say that I am a proponent of bulletin boards that are more than just pretty. Don't get me wrong, I LIKE attractive boards. I strive to make all of mine attractive and even go so far as to make many of them myself. (Shhhh! I have even been known to trace and cut out my own letters to make my displays more unique.) I know, I know...that's crazy talk!
An interactive bulletin board is one where student participation is requested in some way. Students might offer their opinion on a topic, give their input or thoughts on a topic, or select/vote for a topic in the form of a graph. The bulletin board asks about the topic, tells students how to respond and offers them a way to do so.
Are you ready to see it??? Okay, here it is!
2. Orchestra Instrument Project
- Fold square in half from corner to corner creating a triangle. Crease. Open square and fold in the other direction and crease again.
- Now open your square and on one of your folds cut along the line created by the fold all the way to the center point.
- When you have finished cutting that one line, overlap the two sides of the cut and glue or staple.
- Now you should have one section of the pyramid. Repeat the directions above 3 more times to complete the other 3 sides of your pyramid.
- Now students can cut and paste instrument pictures and label the instruments in each segment or side of the pyramid.
- Glue or staple the 4 segments together to complete the project.
I hope these directions make sense. If you need further clarification please don't hesitate to ask!