The start of the 2020-2021 school year is shaping up to be unlike any ever experienced. Every state has their own guidelines and every district is reacting to them in their own way. Your old classroom setup needs to be changed to fit the new plan in order to keep everyone safe. Custom cards and stickers from Blue Bee Printing can make the start of your school year a welcoming experience.
Once you get a list of your students for the year, consider sending them a custom postcard introducing yourself. If your students are doing a virtual classroom, a friendly photo of yourself will be a great introduction so they know whom they’ll be meeting when they log in for the first time. If you have a virtual classroom you can include a QR code for them to scan with their devices that takes them to the site.
Monthly postcards are a great way to stay in touch with your students on the remote path. The students will look forward to getting mail from their teacher, and you can give them a more personal message. Since postcard stamps are cheaper than a letter, you’ll save on the cost of mailing but still give your students a tangible reminder that you’re thinking of them.
Clean doesn’t have to mean visually sterile. Your classroom may have fewer things in it so there is less to keep free of germs, but you can make what you have count. If you’re using Plexiglas barriers, don’t be afraid to decorate them with fun stickers and borders. Use dry erase markers to draw mustaches and silly faces. Some of the new measures in place can be scary for children so the more ways you can make their environment fun, the better.
Since desks will be standing freely, have the kids come up with a new way to decorate them each month. One month you can turn the desks into cars or other vehicles. Another month could be robots. The theme could tie into the lessons and you can use our custom stickers to pull it off.
Classroom routines will be different with the new requirements. You may want to have a few hand sanitizer stations in the room. Having clear signs will help little ones know how to use it properly. You can use printed cards as table tents or affix stickers to the bottle. Students will likely not be sharing classroom materials so encourage them to use our custom labels on each item: glue sticks, rulers, markers, and notebooks.
Social distancing guidelines can be especially difficult for younger children to follow. Help them remember to keep their distance by clearly marking the floor with large stickers six feet apart. You can even use floor stickers to create arrows to help with traffic flow in the hallways.
This fall, you can creatively welcome back your students with custom printing from Blue Bee. You can make your classroom the fun, safe, educational environment you want it to be.