Every year I like to add a new display somewhere in my classroom for students to reference during lessons. One of my most successful displays is my word wall. It's not 100% complete yet but it is something the kids use more and more frequently to find a word to describe what they are hearing in the music. Like I said this is not complete but every time we learn a new word it is easy enough to print that word and add it to the wall. I think I might redo some words to add a picture because this seems to really help kids make connections to the musical meaning.
Since the words are not permanently affixed to a surface, I can move them during my lessons. For example, during a lesson on forte and piano, I will hold those two words up at the appropriate time in the music. I may also have a student point to the dynamic they want students to use during a performance of a piece.
The elements of music toppers were easy enough to make in word and I printed them on legal paper and then backed them with colored construction paper. After laminating, I attached the toppers to the cabinets with sticky tack. I found these pocket charts at Target during back to school. They usually have different colors and they seem to have them from year to year. I attached the pocket charts with velcro strips so that I could put them away for the summer and easily reattach the following year.