Over Christmas break I visited a 5 Below store and ran across a Waldo. I thought – he is totally worth the price marked. I had no clue what I would do with him, but I’d soon find out.
About a month into last semester, I placed Waldo in my room. Some students noticed him. Others were still looking for him. I was surprised at how many never had heard of “Where’s Waldo?”
Anyway, as the semester progressed, students asked if they could start hiding him. I agreed. The only 2 rules – Waldo must stay in Room 148 and Waldo must be visible.
Students would come in daily – looking forward to finding Waldo’s newest hiding place. And getting the chance to hide him for the next class. It was quite hilarious.
Something so simple brought a bright spot and smile multiple times a day.
Do you have something that is unique to your classroom? Something students look forward to coming in and seeing on a daily basis?