One of the most meaningful family projects is the Hopes & Dreams Display. This is a visual piece displayed all year long in the classroom. It holds the hopes and dreams of the families for their child in your class.
There are basic 3 steps to creating a Hopes & Dreams display
- Pick what kind you will use as the base of your Hopes & Dreams display.
This piece is wall art piece found at a thrift store.
This is the side of a crib. A family donated it.
A simple tree branch works beautifully.
An old bicycle wheel rim donated from cycling store.
Other Apparatus Base Ideas:
- Chicken Wire
- Lamp Shade Base (cloth removed)
- Wire Base of an Umbrella
- Metal Wire Shelf
- Wicker Basket
- Large Flat Baskets
2: Decide what the hopes and dreams will be written on
Clear ornaments written with sharpie
Present Tags Laminated for Durability
Window Pane written with Sharpies
3: Finally, attach each hope and dream to the display. Find a special place where everyone can see it.
Lamp shade with a ribbon tied to each hope and dream.
Nothing like a dream catcher made from embroidery hoop with feathers and string!
A stick found in nature with glass beads and ribbon for hopes and dreams
Flag Banner displayed and each clipped with a clothespin.
Make this an activity for families at Meet The Teacher or Back to School Night. Pick a time when most families will attend.
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I have learned so much from you along with the book “The Hundred Languages of Children”. Thank you!
I love the lettering for the hopes and dreams with the pennant. Where did you get those letters?
I currently have accepted the role of Director for a Reggio based pre-school.I have taught for many years and really like to pass the information on to my staff.
Sally, Early childhood experiential learning is my passion. Fairy Dust Teaching is my absolute favorite place to learn and grow, as a passionate teacher. You and your team bring such joy to my teacher heart! Thank you!