I do however think that the children will feel more ownership of the classroom if they take a part in the decorating. With that being said, I decided to make a Welcome Banner for the wall that you see first thing upon entering our room. Sometime during the first week of school each child will create a self portrait and trace their names. Each self portrait will be displayed around the banner.
I think it will be perfect for a year long decoration that has a bit of character from each kiddo in the class.
To make the banner is really easy.
- piece of recycled cardboard from a cereal box