Happy New Year everyone!
I’m teaming up with Michelle over at Teach 1-2-3 to bring you some great teacher tips for 2017!
Christmas is over and I can hardly believe it! It came and went so quickly! Now it’s time to start packing everything up to save for next year. Do you hate packing up all your Christmas decor? I do! It always make me a little sad because I love how my classroom and home look all decked out for the holidays. But this year, as I was looking over everything, I began thinking about ways I could recycle some of my Christmas decorations to use in the classroom this winter. So, here are three ideas I came up with. Read on to find out how I made them!
Tip 1: Use Garland and Ornaments
- Christmas Lights – put them around a bulletin board as a border.
- Artificial Greenery – Use them as border for a bulletin board or make a tree trunk out of construction paper and add the greenery to the branches. This would be great for a bulletin board about wildlife in winter.
- Small sleds – use as props for bulletin boards or a writing center.
- Christmas Village houses – writing prompt – you saw a house in the snow in the woods. You step inside and suddenly….
- Stuffed Penguins with winter cap – this one came from Amazon. You can click on the link to find it.
- Clear plastic ornaments you can fill to make snow globes
- White plastic ball ornaments for snowballs
- Plastic harp, drum and horn ornaments for a music theme bulletin board
I had a blast coming up with ways to use lots of my decor in the classroom for the winter months. I am sure you have tons of items around your house that are begging to stay out a few more months. Just look around and use your imagination! Leave a comment, we’d love to hear your ideas!
Be sure to head over to Michelle at Teach 1-2-3 to see some great Teaching Tips for the New Year!