Happy Friday Eve!! I am linking up with Jessica from Joy in the Journey and Becky from Compassionate Teacher for their:
I know that I've blogged about these bulletin boards before, but with testing last week and only two and half weeks of school left, I've slacked a bit on the bulletin boards (yep, I'm a big slacker...)
Here is a working timeline that we made for the Road to Revolution. This was it at its beginning stages:
And here it was at the end.
Solve it Like a Superhero posters for math problem solving. I just printed the posters in color. For the banner, I folded the pennant banner (which I printed from a color printer) and folded them over a piece of string and stapled. Then I tied the string into the rafters (are those rafters?? they are to me) and just made loops. Of course, since I was working with a small space plus there's a window to the left, I had limited space on centering it (which does make me a little nutso) but it works for now...
And here are the dominoes that show the causes of the Revolution (hanging from the illegal string from the ceiling- so the Fire Marshall says...oh well...) I took the black large construction paper (12 x 18) and die cut white circles to make the dominoes. Then printed the events on white paper, cut and pasted. Once again, I hung string from the rafters and then put clothespins on it to hold the dominoes. Simplest "board", ever!!! And easily interchangeable! (even if it is illegal!!!!)
Here is a "board" from outside my classroom on the wall- usually just beige space (I really dislike beige).
geometry pack. I laminated all of them and then just hot glued them to the wall (which is also probably a no-no from my custodian but he saw me with the gun in hand and did not tell me to put down the weapon so I guess he's surrendered himself to the hot glue gun...)
Here is a board that Stacia put up for testing motivation:
Jessica posed some:
Questions to consider:
What tools do you use to create bulletin boards?
Colorful paper (construction or scrapbook), chart paper, die cuts, print outs of clipart, or bulletin board sets. We cannot cover the bulletin boards with paper because of the grand ole Fire Marshall so all of ours have been painted black. We can only use border, so I double mine up!
How often do you change them?
I changed mine per science and social studies unit. I have two small boards, so I stick with those units. Math and reading are usually posted up on my white board or on the green board you see by my desk. Or, in the hall like the geometry terms. With the strange shape that my room is, I have limited wall space.
Do you have boards that stay up all year?
Only the classroom rules and a few science and social studies posters.
What types of materials do you put on them?
Sometimes it's posters I've bought from the teacher store, most of the time it's anchor charts we've made in class or I've made ahead of time, or we make little posters together to put up while we learn new material.
Sorry there is nothing new to share here...but maybe some of you hadn't seen it before? Make sure you link up your tricks of the trade for bulletin boards!!