Saturday, August 18, 2012

Signing In and Out in Pre-K

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!

If you'd like to see more of our classroom bulletin boards and decorations, check out: Back To School Bulletin Boards...Redux!

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  1. This is very creative! I will have to do this, it's just too cute not to!

  2. I love all the owls I see, too. I came very close to doing an owl classroom theme this year, but I ended up with frogs.

  3. The owls are adorable. Where did you buy them? I've been using a butterfly design for names for a long time. I think it's time to change.

    Christine Boyd

  4. how absolutely adorable is that?? I might steal your idea. love it

    Come check out my new blog/classroom. love to have new visitors :)

    Pre-Schooler Daze

  5. I love this idea. I will be having a new class in Sept. and this will be a great idea as some of them still do not recognize their names.

  6. I love this idea! I may use it for our homeschool co-op. Thanks for sharing!


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