Character building can be as simple as integrating folk tales into your classroom displays!
From the creator:
“Goes along with the story of the hummingbird.
I read the story from this site at the beginning of the year to get the students to think about what they can do in the world.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- Talk about what a folk story is and show some examples.
- After students watch the clip about the story of hummingbirds, have a class discussion about the meaning and how they can be more like the hummingbird.
- Finally, give students an extra credit assignment to find out more about Professor Maathai’s pioneering leadership at NobelPrize.org and GreenbeltMovement.org.
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Participation and Personal Empowerment
- Orange background: A brightly colored background will set off the black lettering very nicely.
- Black lettering: Add in simple black bulletin board letters to display your message.
- Red border: The red bulletin board border is a nice complement to the orange background.
- Black craft paper: Use the black paper to create your hummingbird accents.
Steps to Set Up:
- Begin by adding your orange paper onto to your blank bulletin board.
- Next, add your red metallic border around the edges.
- You are going to create a large cutout of the hummingbird. Using a SmartBoard or a standard projector, enlarge the hummingbird cutout on the wall. Tape a large piece of the black paper to the wall and use a pencil or white chalk to trace around the edges of the projected bird. Cut out your large hummingbird.
- Repeat the process with a smaller version of the bird.
- Staple your hummingbirds to your board as shown.
- Finally, use the black letters to add your title: “Be a hummingbird…do the BEST you CAN!”
Integrating literacy with character building allows students to see how to incorporate their learning into their every day lives as well.
How else could you use this bulletin board idea in your school? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Submitted by: Emily