So, students have been learning a lot and are experts at identifying and classifying instruments into the four instrument families, but there's one big problem. You see, at my school I have a pretty odd specials class rotation. At my old school I would see every homeroom twice a week for 30 minutes. At my current school I see a homeroom every day for a week and then don't see that homeroom again for FOUR WEEKS! So, if I'm teaching Mrs. Miller's Kindergarten students this week I'll see them every day during the KDG time. Then next week I'll see Mrs. Hall's Kdg every day for a week. Then the next week... well, you get the idea. While it's nice to have 5 consecutive days of learning, it's a pain that I have basically a month in-between sessions. Kids forget a lot. Kids need a lot of time reset expectations about talking/learning/moving/etc.
The Bulletin Board as Teacher
First, I printed off this "Read All About Me" Bulletin Board Set. These posters mimic those "Read about Me" papers that Kdg and 1st graders often do in their homeroom. A lot of my Kdg teacher friends feature one "Student of the Week" and that kid gets to bring in information about themselves, pictures, and more. The posters I printed mimic that idea and show off different instruments as if they were people. The posters give details like when the instrument was "born," its "family," "fascinating facts" about the instrument and even some of the instrument's "favorite things." It's a fun set for kids to see and learn from!
I added this "Family of the Week" Poster and switched it out every week. Here's a free copy in PDF form, in case you'd like it.