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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