I've seen many variations of positive message walls in classrooms at my school. I wanted to get my kiddos doing this too because I think when they cheerlead each other, it further adds to the positive classroom climate you are trying to create and perpetuate in your own class!
To set it up, I got a basket of Post-Its, a table and set it right by the door for easy access. I then did a basic overview of what the Shout-Out Wall was to each class by emphasizing that it was an opportunity for them to celebrate their classmates! I honestly didn't need to say much more because they were SO excited to get started!
Students can just grab a Post-It on their way out or if they have some free time during class!
The next challenge was finding a place to have students post their Shout Outs. Unfortunately, my walls are pure concrete, and it's close to impossible to put up anything without a super strong staple gun! So, I just "re-purposed" my Histagram wall that I have right by the front door of my class! It works perfect!
It was the only place where the Post-Its would stick!
If you're looking to share a little positivity in your class, start with a Shout Out Wall! EASY to set up, and SUPER fun for the kiddos to get involved!
How d you create positive environment in your class?