Sunday, August 2, 2015

It's All About Bulletin Boards!

I'm so excited to be teaming up with Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in Second and Angie from Lucky Little Learners to talk you about BULLETIN BOARDS!  This is such a great time and way to share our ideas since it's time to get ready to go back to school.


Board Background
I always use fabric on all of my boards.  I also use black for all of my boards throughout my classroom and in the hallway.  I love they way the black makes everything POP!  We all know that fabric can be expensive and I have tons of boards in my classroom.  I had a major AHA moment a few years ago.  I buy the flat twin bedsheets at Walmart! I buy the cheapest ones because we don't care about thread count for bulletin boards.  You get a lot of fabric! It probably takes 3 of them to cover all my boards.  Are you ready for the price? Drumroll please.......$5.00!  They also last for a few years!  You may be thinking that basic black is boring, but I change the borders and accents all the time and I like how cohesive it looks in my classroom.  

Anchor Charts
A few years ago Anchor charts began to take over my classroom.  I had them everywhere!  It was pretty overwhelming so I changed things up a bit.  I made almost all of my classroom bulletin boards homes for my ever revolving anchor charts.  I have a title of the board at the top and I change the anchor charts out as we need them.  They stay on rings and command hooks so my kids can look through them if they need to. I have a board like this for each subject. 



Focus Wall
I LOVE my focus wall board!  I used scrapbook paper for the background and chalkboard scrapbook paper for the middle section. Then, I used chalk markers for the writing.  I have a major obsession with chalk markers!  Each skill has a section and I change it up weekly.



Theme Board
I am one of those teachers who love to do bulletin boards.  Since the only board that I change out monthly is my hallway board. I theme that one out by the month. The only thing I don't change is the background.  Each month I change the border and I usually add some really large decorative item to go along with what every month it is.  For example in March I have a large Lorax that I put on the corner of my board.  We do "The Leader In Me" at our school so this year my hallway board will be centered around that.  Right now all I have is the title. I'm waiting on my kiddos to add their magic after school starts.



I do have more boards in my room, but this gives you a basic idea of how it works for me!  I can not wait to see everyone else's amazing ideas! Because #2getherwearebetter!

April

2 comments:

  1. I love the look of the reading board the most! Probably because I love polka dots! They are all adorable though, so thanks for sharing these ideas with us!!

    The Whimsical Teacher

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