Our general classroom theme is fish, but I just love all the new owl decorations that are all the rage this year. I just couldn't resist finding a way to incorporate a few into our classroom. One of our daily routines is having the children sign in upon arrival. This is our new sign in/ sign out area. Right now, the kids find the owl with their name and picture on it and place it into their own nest on the tree branch. Later in the year, the kids will write their name on the back with a dry erase marker and place it into the nest. At the end of the day, they take the owl and put it in one of the bins at the bottom so it will be ready for the next school day!
The "nests" were so easy to make! I chopped off the top of a brown paper lunch sack and contact papered both sides, leaving an opening at the top.
The kids are already loving this little routine! I can't wait until they are writing their names on the back, too!
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!