Creative bulletin boards are inviting for your students and their parents before they even enter your classroom. It showcases what you’ll will be capable of as you start the new school year.
Over time, it also serves as an asset to your class as it showcases your students’ learning.
There are many teachers who love working on bulletin boards because they’re artistic. However, there are others, myself included, that don’t enjoy it as much. Today’s article is meant to reach out to those who want to put together the bulletin board that’s outside of their classroom without going overboard.
#1. Find Your Theme
Figure out what your theme for this year is going to be.
My favorite one is having a superpower theme because I can work on goal setting and self esteem as soon as we start school. It helps in building a strong classroom community as well, so I created the following resource for you to use.
#2. Start With the Outside
Find the borders and background that resonates with you. Investing in fabric will last you a long time but using a paper background and border is cheaper. The borders can also be switched out depending on your themes for different times of the years.
When you have them, start putting them up.
#3. Discover Your Background
Draw and cut out or purchase a large background image that goes along with your theme. For my bulletin board, my husband drew a large octopus for my students to take down as superheroes. If I were doing this on my own, I wouldn’t do anything as extravagant as this because I’m not as artistic.
#4. Involve Your Students
When I first started teaching, I used to post my students names on the bulletin board around my background image but I quickly realized how problematic it was, because we sometimes had to switch students between classes on the first day of school. If you’re in a single streamed school, you can certainly use this method.
On the first day of school, I have my students engage in the activities that I mentioned in step #1. I take their work and put them on my bulletin board around my background image. I love doing this because toward the end of the first week of school, we have Meet The Teacher Night. Before parents even walk into my classroom, they get to enjoy looking at their child’s work.
The following is an example of what my students did for our bulletin board.
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- The importance of creating a creative bulletin board at the beginning of the school year.
- How to Make a Bulletin Board For a Classroom: find your theme, start with the outside, discover your background, and involve your students.
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Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.