Create a Sense of Belonging
Decorate your classroom with bright colors and add a few colorful plants to add warmth. If possible, paint the walls in blue and green. Line your bulletin boards with newsletters, announcements, and artwork. On the walls have children’s creations displayed at eye level, in addition to family pictures. This provides a sense of belonging to children and their families. A decorated environment provides parents a sense of welcoming and fosters family participation.Every student should have their own individual cubby to store their personal belongings in. Label each cubby with the students name, picture, and maybe post one interesting fact. The cubbies provide a private place for each child to feel a sense of belonging.