Friday, March 14, 2014

Student Work Display!!

I have had a big issue with displaying my students' work in the hallways of our school. The guy or gal that designed our school is a nuthead!  The lower half of our hallways is this hard plastic material. The top half is the kind of material you can staple to BUT my principals don't want us stapling that much. 

ALSO I don't want to spend time and energy hanging things on the top half of the wall where NONE of the kids will be looking. I like to hang the work at eye level where the students walking by can easily see and read the work. 
I have tried using the string and clothespins but I hate how it sags and I find it annoying. 
SO... I have rarely hung work in the hallways. SAD. 

Luckily, one day, I was down in the kinder hallway for buddy reading and saw a kinder teacher friend of mine, Amanda Maxey, had these mini boards hanging down over the hard plastic material. Her student work was attached to it simply with a pushpin. She told me she had seen it on Pinterest. I knew this was the solution to my problem! 
I had to make my own!!

Basically you purchase the foam boards from the dollar store and cover them with fabric and hang! So So simple!

I purchased 4 boards but decided to stick with only making 3 at the moment. 

Here are my boards. 

  I used purple tulle to create the bows.

 All you need are thumbtacks/pushpins to hang up the students' work! It is SOOOO much simpler than stapling or using the string and clothespins! 

I WISH I knew who the first person to post this idea was so that I could give them credit, but I don't :(.

I am in love and can't wait to hang this up! I will definitely post a picture once I get some work posted up in the hallway!!

Have a FABULOUS weekend y'all!!


  1. They look great! They just repainted our hallways, so we aren't allowed to hang anything up on the walls anymore. So sad!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  2. Ditto on the school rules preventing work from being displayed! We have a wire ABOVE our double decker lockers...I am 5'10" and can barely reach it myself! Could a second grader see anything up there, much less read it? So strange!

    Glad you found a solution that works!


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