Open House Desk I.D.
Stand-up picture frames will identify each desk in the classroom.
Identifying a student’s desk is easy for parents at back-to-school night or open house, with a picture in a frame that stands up. Use a student’s school picture, or have students bring a picture from home.
This is an effortless way to identify each student’s desk, and the framed picture can be taken home, too.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Hole punch, Photos, Tape
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Fold a long sheet of cardstock or construction paper in half. Fold down 1/2" again.
- Open the folded paper and reverse fold on one side, making a mountain fold in the center in order to create one accordion pleat in the center of the sheet.
- Slide the pleated edge until it is just below the bottom cutting blade of the Picture Frame #1 die, and die-cut.
- Die-cut the Picture Frame shape from several contrasting colors of paper.
- Use a hole punch to punch holes in a Picture Frame, and adhere to the front of a contrasting color folded Picture Frame (or students can decorate their frames with crayons, markers or pens).
- Tape the rectangle that falls from the Picture Frame die-cut, and adhere it to the inside back of the Picture Frame.
- If students bring pictures from home, group several of them together, and cut them apart after copying.
- Tape the picture to the inside front of the Picture Frame, and place adhesive at the top of the Frame to close (Main Photo).
- All the pictures will stand up to greet visitors and classmates alike.
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
- Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
- Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks