Hanging signs in your room can be a simple way to make a philosophical statement about expected attitudes or behaviors.
Here are a few sample signs:
This signs merely indicates that the teacher isn't the only one who knows what's going on. Unfortunately, students can develop the habit of automatically asking the teacher when there are a number of students who could, if asked, provide the same information.
This sign is especially meaningful for your overachievers who think they are the tops in your class and don't need anyone's help, input, or suggestions. It reminds us that there will be times when a great idea comes from the sleepy little guy who is normally way out in right field.
Although this is a bit of a mouthful, it sure makes a good statement about the attitude students should try to maintain during lessons.
I saw this on the door of a friend's classroom and added it to the collection of signs in my own room. It's just a sweet thought.
This one was sent in by Jayashree C.
Julia G. saw these two in a classroom.
First grade teacher Kelly D. emailed this one to me.
If you have a classroom sign you'd like to add to these, send me an email.
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Here's a cool little letter-sized poster you can hang in your room. It's not likely that your students will follow all of the suggestions, but it's definitely worth posting.