Time-to-Study Door Hanger

Time-to-Study Door Hanger lesson plan

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  • 1.

    As a whole class activity, discuss what good study habits are for home and school. What are some ways to concentrate on homework without interruption? Make a list of student contributions to the discussion on a classroom white board using Crayola Dry Erase Markers.

  • 2.

    Talk about English sentences that have subjects that are understood, such as "do not disturb." What is the subject of that sentence? Brainstorm other sentences with similar construction. Ask students to choose a sentence to include on their door hangers to help ensure privacy and uninterrupted study time.

  • 3.

    Students cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Design a wooden or foam door hanger with Crayola Twistables® Slick Stix™ Super-Smooth Crayons. Colors can easily be blended with fingers or cotton swabs.

  • 4.

    Encourage students to convey the message that they’re busy and don’t want to be disturbed on one side. Use both symbols and words. Decorate the other side to indicate that interruptions are OK. Add fun borders, too!

  • 5.

    Use Crayola Glitter Glue to add cool details and sparkle! Parts of the door hangar design can be outlined and create a dimensional look! Air-dry the hanger before displaying on door.


  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • VA: Use visual structures of are to communicate ideas.
  • VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.


  • Encourage student to adapt the door hanger concept to a "plate" for students desks. Students create similar messages for classmates to view prior to speaking with them in class such as, "Do Not Disturb, I'm Thinking!" Consider using recycled cardboard for the study plates.
  • Students experiment with Slick Stix on various surfaces including paper, foam, or foil. Discuss with a small group of classmates how working in the different surfaces