Flying High Balloons

5 Posted by - July 2, 2013 - Back To School, Behaviour, Books, Calendar, Classroom Environment, Literacy, Other, Transition

A little idea for your September classroom perhaps?
This fantastic idea had been used for a Dr Seuss display – the places you’ll go but I can see this working in so many more ways.

What about:
A birthdays display?
A rewards incentive display? – Add some blue tac and move them up or down depending on behaviour.
Self registration makers?
Hang them from the classroom ceiling and let them write their hopes for the year on them first as part of a transition or back to school activity?

Can you think of any other ways these could be used? Comment below if you can.

Drop by Mrs T’s First Grade Class blog post to see how these were made and used in the classroom.


  • Jackie Powell July 6, 2014 - 10:34 am Reply

    I used these for PSHE display, they wrote hopes, dreams and goals on them and the heading on the display was “Don’t let go of your balloons!” (Which is actually a song from a group called The CandleThieves!)

  • Jenna September 1, 2013 - 8:15 pm Reply

    I loved this idea! We created them as a class on transition day, a three sided balloon – one side ‘all about me’, one side ‘what I want to achieve next year’ and one side ‘what they enjoy at school/learning etc. I’ve already put them up hanging from the ceiling (from clouds) with clear fishing wire so they look like they are floating. Its the first thing my class will see when the walk in! thank you for the idea.

  • Hannah Ratcliffe July 14, 2013 - 3:35 pm Reply

    I would like to use these as my target system, so the higher the balloon goes the more they have met their main whole class targets! Then each balloon could have the targets they are working on too! 🙂

  • Wendy Brown July 4, 2013 - 6:44 am Reply

    Learning heros or ask the expert.
    Lets the whole class know who to go to for help on a task….maths, art, literacy, pe etc

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