I have always enjoyed having labels, posters, name tags, post its-on my classroom walls. As a first year teacher the emphasis was always on a “print rich” teaching space. Everything was labelled and I just loved it! I would label paints with each colour, crayons pencils etc in both Māori and English. This was not only for the ākonga but also as a prompt for me so I didn’t revert back to English.
One of the reading choices was reading around the room and that’s exactly what the learners would do! Paired reading-high up and low down with the pointer. It made every piece of wall content meaningful.
That is how I approach my resource making. If there is an opportunity to add a bit more meaning, or a few new kupu, or a relevant phrase I try to do this.
These timetable labels aren’t just “labels” – many have prompts for teachers and learners to “add” a little more relevance or understanding.