They may not be as necessary as teaching aids or behavior modification tools, but they are just as important to sprucing up any special needs classroom.
Everyone likes to have their birthday recognized. Let's face it, it's one of the most important days in your history...the day God chose to bring you into this world. We have a cupcake for every month of the year and write the names and days of our kids' and volunteers' birthdays on this display. I found the idea for the cupcakes here. Be sure to laminate the cupcakes and use dry erase markers to write the names and dates on them so they can be changed when necessary.
These two posters came from this lovely website. They were freebies, but she has many more if you desire to purchase a whole set. They are very colorful. I printed them on cardstock and then bought Dollar Tree frames to hang them. Of course, if you are handy in Publisher, you can also make these for yourself.
This sign hangs on the back of our classroom door to welcome the students and their parents. The idea came from this pin on Pinterest. I used foam letter stickers for welcome and family. I edged the sign with bulletin board border.
I loved this! I got the idea from this pin, but changed their wording slightly to fit a Sunday school classroom. I laminated the mirrors, which I found free clipart to on Google search. After laminating them, I attached actual mirrors to their centers using foam mounting squares. Aren't they cute? I just wanted the kids to know how beautiful they are, regardless of their abilities or differences from other kids. I wrote in a Sharpie, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made” around the outside of the mirror before laminating them as well.
And there you have it. It's not much in light of all of the other necessities on my walls, but a few decorations sporadically placed just brighten things up a bit more...walls and dispositions!
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