>One more sign of a frugal and green teacher: low- and no-cost room decor. First, train pictures illustrate our theme of “All Aboard the Fourth Grade Express!” The pictures are from an old calendar.
Demonstrate expectations like headings for written work and make a poster from the demo. Materials: two scraps of chart paper, a piece of leftover tagboard, and a blank flash card. Yes, I often use book characters as examples. It’s a literary and entertaining attention-getter.
Then there’s poster fun: using tagboard already in stock, an overhead projector, and clip art, a little creativity makes a world of difference and saves a bunch of money.