With school back in session and autumn approaching, there is one question looming over every teacher, parent and student: how can we help our students be successful this year? Teachers, parents and students are hoping for the best possible outcome. Teachers are preparing lesson plans and prepping classrooms, hoping they will not have to deal with virtual learning. Parents need help with how to help their children in a traditional classroom or through homeschooling. The students are stressing about succeeding at school and with their peers. We want to share various ideas for autumn education that may relieve some of this stress.
Themes are a great way to keep learning fun. Use themes in your curriculum to keep students engaged in their studies. From fun science experiments involving the changing leaves and nature to creative autumn-themed indoor games, you can make your child’s fall learning fun and educational.
Bring Autumn into the Classroom
You can make fall one of the most exciting times in your classroom, even if it’s your kitchen table. With so many things changing (outside and inside), it only takes a little thinking to get the creativity moving so you can plan autumn educational activities for your students.
Using Pumpkins, Leaves & Fall Foliage
- For a math lesson, learn to count using pumpkin shapes or match shapes to numbers.
- Paint leaves with silly faces or use them in various art projects.
- Create an ABC chart with fall objects (Hint P is for Pumpkin, L is for Leaf).
- Make science fun by demonstrating photosynthesis (why leaves change color).
- Using a scavenger hunt, you can get multiple kids together to work on communication.
- Find some fun fall-themed books that you can read together with your students.
- See even more curated ideas on our Pinterest page!
As you can see, from art to science, fall has all of your education needs covered. Adjust these activities for kids of all ages to help them feel involved. Take a break from your busy schedule, relax, unwind and look for new ideas to get your curious students learning. Your autumn education ideas have been solved!
Lanyards for Education
Traditional education may have hundreds or thousands of students in their schools, and security is always an issue. Yes, there are name tags and photo ID badges for the teachers. But how do the children keep their things safe and secure?
Lanyards are a convenient way of displaying identification and other things while at school. And these lanyards don’t have to be boring. Choose from a variety of colors to match your school and mascot!
These lanyards are also perfect for fundraising events, sporting meets, and any other time your school gets together. Help your students stand out from the rest with bright colors, logos and messages custom imprinted on these lanyards.
Home school teachers will find that lanyards are helpful as well. Use them to keep pens or other important objects close to you. For example, hang them from the wall to show off art (you’ll need a clip attachment for this) your students have made. Or use them as a sensory coping tool to run around your hand or through your fingers.
Photo ID Badges
Traditional schools find that one of the essential features of a photo ID badge is the security it offers. Provide these for teachers and other school staff to ensure that the proper people enter and exit your building. Quickly and easily identify someone with photos and provide safety and security while at school.
They will also help with productivity. Teachers can focus on what they need to teach instead of worrying about other security issues. Pictures of an individual are on each tag, along with their name and title, to make recognition easier. With a glance, anyone can see who that person is and make sure they should be where they are.
Use photo ID badges for the virtual learner in nearly the same ways. Add their photos and have them wear these badges during online classes so teachers can see students’ names easily. For parents, photo ID badges are a great thing to have around. When you take small field trips, you can have your student wear them as it provides the perfect way to identify a lost child.
Traditional classrooms can be boring change that with a creative mind. For example, adding a door sign to a room is the perfect touch to help you be yourself. Custom signs are perfect for a classroom and any room in any school.
From desk placement to student homework, there is a place for everything. So, make sure you know where that place is by creating an organized space. Once you have an organization plan, write it down and label everything with custom signs. Doing this will help the students in your classroom know where things go, and you will stay organized.
And don’t forget that decorations are an excellent tool for learning. Use posters, banners, ribbons and custom signs to make your classroom a pleasant place for learning. Don’t go overboard, but make your classroom inviting and stimulating.
These custom signs are here to make your day, from simple instructions about completing a task to holidays and birthdays.
Here’s a fun way that a virtual learner can use custom signs! First, have each student design a sign with a classroom rule or part of your motto. Encourage them to play with colors and fonts so that each sign is as unique as the student. Then, display the signs throughout the discussions.
Enjoy the Autumn Education Season
As temperatures change from the hot, lazy days of summer to the relief of cooler temperatures and the consistent autumn schedule, incorporate seasonal themes into your classroom or learning environment. With these tools and some creativity, you will be creating a learning environment that is less stressful and more enjoyable.