Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!
If you’re in a “Start Back to School” mode, this post is for you…
Bulletin Board & Activity Designs that Fit Kids to a Tee! is perfect for busy teachers seeking eye-catching ways to:
- welcome new students
- get important messages across, like “No Bullying In School”
- help kids stay focused and on task in class
- motivate children to embrace learning
- reward students for work well done
What’s more iconic in children’s school attire than T-shirts?
These multi-functional bulletin board and activity designs all feature T-shirts that fit kids to a tee.
Welcome! – Try a new take on name tags for your students this year. In addition to posting names for all to see on your classroom door or nearby bulletin board, include a warm greeting above each name on T-shirt shapes. Welcome in any language is a power word with a pleasing punch.
Access a T-shirt design online to print or buy T-shirt shapes in a teachers’ supply store. Add the word Welcome! Print copies on colored paper to distribute to your class. Invite kids to write their names on the line below the word Welcome!
Suggest that students take the Welcome! sheets home to post near where they will do homework this term.
No Bullying In School – The message is by no means new, but creating a bulletin board with I ♥ No Bullying T-shirts is a new way to communicate this important rule.
Make copies of your I ♥ No Bullying T-shirt for every child in your class.
Advise students that writing their names on their I ♥ No Bullying T-shirts is a promise to never bully and to notify an adult if they see bullying in school or on the playground.
In an age-appropriate manner, instruct students to write ways that they can help prevent bullying on the backs of their I ♥ No Bullying T-shirt sheets.
T-shirts for teaching come in more designs here. Read on…
Staying on task fits you to a tee! – As a new school term gets underway, help kids learn to stay focused and on task in class with this attention-getting T-shirt design.
Use this T-shirt as a bulletin board design, posting T-shirts with every student’s name on a colorful classroom space.
Counter unwanted behavior or reward paying attention by printing copies of this T-shirt design as an activity sheet for class distribution.
Staying on task fits you to a tee! is a gentle but clear enough message to share when kids seem distracted.
The same message can also be a note of congratulations for paying better attention in class.
T-Shirts Designs for Learning – Teachers have curricula to follow, but what do our students WANT to learn this term?
Tape or glue a blank white T-shirt to a sheet with a header that reads, “What’s your design for learning this year? Decorate your own T-shirt to show it.”
Distribute copies; ask kids to write their names, design and color the T-shirts.
Post students’ work on a bulletin board with a header that reads, “T-Shirt Designs for Learning This Year.”
Being Smart Fits You to A Tee! –
What better way to reward students than to publicize their good work.
When your class has achieved an academic milestone, distribute copies of this T-shirt design. Ask kids to write their names and color the T-shirts with LIGHT colored crayons so as not to cover the print.
Post students’ work on a bulletin board with a header that reads, “My Smart Students.” Well deserved praise fits all kids to a tee.
Remember, you don’t need to be a magician to work magic in any instructional setting!
Please send comments about ways you’ve used T-shirts for teaching.
Talk with you again soon,
Barbara ♥ The Lovable Poet