Catchy "welcome" phrase...

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Catchy "welcome" phrase...
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Sat, 10-01-2005 - 4:47pm

I have a Welcome banner outside my door with my name, what I teach, and the room number. It's not a "welcome back" banner, but it definitely has that "start of school" flair to it...the apples, etc.

I would like to come up with a catchy welcome phrase to make a poster to put there that's not so "first day of school."

I teach 7th grade math. Any ideas?

And I want to share my October bulletin board...with "permission" from teachers at the school. The title is "Don't let Math scare you!" And I'm going to have a spider web background, with a spider, a bat, a lizard, a snake, a rat, and a black cat. Then under each animal...oh and the moon...I will have a FACT or 2 or 3 about them that includes numbers of some sort (decimals, fractions, ratios, positive/negative integers---Black cats were first associated with Halloween in 800BC-- 2005 - (-800) = 2805).

I wanted to do a football/math theme for Sept, but with the hurricanes, I never got a chance.

Other ideas I have are "Math Rocks"..I'm collecting ISP CDs for that..not sure when I will do it. Fall in Love with Math for Feb. Spring into Action with math for March and/or April. Bounce into Geometry with a basketball theme for January (basketball's big then, and that's when we're starting geometry).

Alysha


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Sat, 10-01-2005 - 7:45pm

I'm not thinking too creatively right now, but I'll try to come up with something and get back to you.


I like your ideas! I always teach my students that bulletin boards are there to educate, not just decorate. I make them do a visual display project that includes a bulletin board and interactive activities such as games, multi-media, etc.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 10-02-2005 - 9:08am

Thanks. I wish I could do more with my bulletin board. Like one idea I'd read or heard was to do a creative writing board, or to relate it to math..put math problems. Using newspaper print, let students answer it ON the bulletin board.

But, thanks to the influx of students before Katrina, after Katrina, and now after Rita (new student from Texas on Friday), I have more desks in my room, so less room, and they finally brought me a computer, so you can't even SEE my bulletin board. It's a 4x4 and I have to keep my overhead cart between the computer and the bulletin board.

Just let me know when you think of anything creative. Thanks.

Alysha