I know lots of you are still enjoying your summer, or are just starting to think about heading back to your classroom to get things set up. Well, today, I'm joining with LOTS of other bloggers, and linking up with Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd and Angie from Lucky Little Learners for #2getherwearebetter!
Today is all about BULLETIN BOARDS!
Sometimes bulletin boards don't always come in the form of a brown cork board.
Some classrooms don't have ANY! Some classrooms are lined with nothing but bulletin boards. Sometimes, I want to be able to hang something on a wall of cinderblocks, or the white board, or cabinets. So for this post, it's not just about bulletin boards, but using what space you have to be able to display and decorate!
NOTE: I am co-teaching this year. Normally every two classrooms are separated with a partition. We have the partition OPEN, and have one giant room.
Within our one giant room, we technically have TWO very large bulletin boards. We used those two bulletin boards specifically for content areas. Think, anchor charts, vocabulary, student work samples.
This year's bulletin boards were covered using paper provided by our school - you know the stuff...big giant rolls, impossible to cut straight.
Here's a close-up of the headers:
Bulletin boards are great, but, there's lots more to display than just content areas. Birthdays, essential questions, calendar, schedule, specials, classroom management stuff...the list goes on and on!
I'm so thankful for cabinet space, but man, are they ugly! I like to dress them up with border, and then use as display areas.
- Chevron Border - The ones we used are from Creative Teaching Press - they have so many amazing options. I've been using these same borders for 3 or 4 years...they hold up pretty well.
- Polka Dot Border - Not sure where these came from, because I've been using them since my first year teaching! You can find similar at school supply stores or CTP.
- Hot Glue - definitely good for the cabinets and cement walls!
- Packing Tape - Perfect for white boards
- Stapler - good for ACTUAL bulletin boards
ONE FINAL TIP/THOUGHT:
Choose colors/patterns that you can use most of the year, if not all year. My borders and bulletin board backgrounds don't change throughout the year. There's just not time for me to change them up. The work and anchor charts on them, change frequently, but the border and backgrounds do not.
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