Classroom decorations for parent-teacher conferences should display the wonderful learning activities that your classroom has been doing. Classroom decorations do not need to be elaborate, but they can be a great way to display authentic student work. I like for classroom decorations to be colorful and creative. Not only should classroom decorations incorporate your current themes, but your classroom displays should have at least one project from every student.Classroom decorations do not need to be elaborate, but they can be a great way to display authentic student work. What are some different ways to make sure every student has a piece of work displayed for parent-teacher conferences? Here are some tips:
- Keep it simple - When using decoration accents, I find that keeping it simple is best. I don't want to distract from the student work, but I do like to highlight the pieces by using letters and fun bulletin board sets.
- Student work - I believe that some of the most creative classroom decorations are those displaying authentic student work. Students all have different talents and excel in different areas. So, I like to pull their best pieces from a variety of projects. Highlight the activities that your class has been doing. The most important thing to remember is that you do not need to display the same piece for every child. At times it might make sense to have a finalized copy of all of the "All About Me" posters, but I like to showcase a variety of projects.
- It does not have to be perfect - While you want the display to look professional, you want it to represent what the students are learning. If you are displaying a writing piece, work with students to correct errors and give explanations as to why they are making the changes.
- Have students share their work - It is very easy to put up various projects that go unnoticed. Let the student know the importance of the displays and have them show their work and explain it to their parents at the conference.