Some of you may be aware that before I taught preschool and kindergarten special education students, I previously taught first grade for two years. I just recently scanned and included my Open House pictures from when I taught first grade. I hope that you enjoy them!
Open House 2005:
This was my first year of teaching. We had an ocean theme inside of our classroom. I loved the way that everything turned out! This theme was so much fun to teach to my students. Here are the pictures:
Ocean reports and story summaries
Ocean themed math word problems that students illustrated.
These are made from paper plates. The bottom paper plate is painted blue. Then you cut out a circle from the top board. Students glued tissue paper strips to make sea weed and stuck ocean stickers. These looked really cool!
This was the view from the door. Students painted their own ocean animals and we also included torn paper art fish on our mural. The hanging jelly fish are made from paper plates and streamers.
We made paper plate killer whales, handprint octopi & crabs and watercolored seahorses and starfish.
This was the door decoration, and I placed students' pictures inside of the portholes.
Open House 2006: This year was a jungle/rain forest theme. I loved this theme as well. We had a giant Kapok tree in the center of the classroom that had tissue paper toucans hanging from it, as well as paper plate snakes. Here are the pictures:
This was the door decoration. Students made handprint jaguars.
This is the view from the Kapok tree.
This is a close-up of the tissue paper butterflies that students made.
This was the back board within the classroom. There were monkeys, hand/footprint birds and butterflies on display. The writing is students rain forest reports.
This is another close-up of their rain forest reports. I typed the reports so they would be easier to read, but included the originals underneath.
These are their jungle math story problems.
This was our seed experiment. We placed a seed with a wet sponge inside of a Ziploc bag to see if it would grow.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions. I also included these pictures and more on the Bulletin Board page here: Mrs. Kilburn’s Bulletin Board Page