Fabric is a great way to cover a bulletin board. It doesn't fade and if it gets dirty, just throw it in the washer. Holiday themes in fabrics can be found, and after the holiday season ends, purchased at a discount price!Have You Heard?
We'll Give You the Shirt Off Our Backs!
Let's Have A Hands On Experience
A Big Kick Off!
______ Grade All Stars
A Barrel of Fun
Time for School
Falling into _____ Grade
We Just Fit Together Create large jigsaw puzzle pieces putting students names on each piece.
There IS Intelligent Life on Earth
What A Colorful Class
_______ Grade Patchwork
Leapin' _____ Graders
A Circle of Friends
Our Wish List
Our New Family
Back to School
Blasting Off Into ______ Grade
Displaying Birthdays ...
At the beginning of each school year, I like to decorate my desk. This year I have chosen to turn my desk into a 'gift'. I wrapped it with birthday wrapping paper and made a bow out of other paper and curly ribbon. I used a colorful evelope and placed my name on it and taped it to the front of my desk. Next to my desk sits a 3-file cabinet. I wrapped that with a yellow wrapping paper and die-cut colorful balloons. I attatched curly ribbon at the bottom of each balloon, and placed a student's name and birthdate on it as well. This frees up wall space, is an eyecatcher, and makes the kids feel special once they see their name and b-date posted!!!!
Decorating your door..
I decorate the classroom door with a catchy play on words. This year, I used gumball machines from a school supply store pad. Those will have the children's names. I made letters that said "Wel-Gum Back to School". I have a large paper gum ball machine on the door, also. The students will each get a circle of paper to do a self-portrait to go with their name.
A Brand New Batch of ____ Graders!
Make a giant cookie sheet out of aluminum
foil. Construct several "chocolate chip cookies" out of a brown paper
grocery bag and coloring in a few chips. Write the name of each new
student in the middle of a cookie. As a background, use a plastic picnic
tablecloth (red and white checkered). Title your bulletin board" A Brand
New Batch of Third Graders".
Awesome Autumn Attractions
Use this BB to display students' work. Keep it open for artist work as well as academic items. A student may not produce excellent language, math, or science papers, but can draw incredible fish or flowers. Let students choose which of their papers to display. This BB is great because it can stay up for several weeks in the fall, just change the papers every couple of weeks.
Submitted by: Lori, Fourth grade teacher, Cassie3099@aol.com
Put a background up of a ocean or jungle,
etc. During the first week, have students talk about what kinds of animals
can be found within that settling. Organize the group so that every child
has their own animal or it is disbursed evenly. Then give the students
many different kinds of materals and tell them to create their animal to
put on the board. Just make sure that they put their name on their
Back-to-School "Recipe for a Great School Year"
You cut out a giant recipe card out of
poster board....put the title in the index tab part such as "Recipe for
a Great School Year". Then write "ingredients" and list the kid's names.
Then write "directions" and add your part about one cup cooperation
etc... You can also draw a chef to go on the board and write the
teacher's names in it.
My team partner and I put up red gingham
red and white checkered cloth on a bulletin board. We had the kids write
on plates what they did over the summer and displayed them on the cloth
with the caption..."What We Did Over the Summer". The border of the board
were ants. The kids loved making the ants and loved writing!! We also used
the same cloth when we were studying Italy and made pictures with pasta
and labeled the board "Pastabilities".
First Day of School
The first day of school my giant bulletin board had on it a quote that I love very much and feel something the kids should hear..."If you shoot for the moon and miss at least you land among the stars." It tells the kids a lot in just a little sentence. Then Iput stars all around the words with the kids names on it. I was very impressed by their facial expressions as they walked through the door. They loved seeing their names on the board.
Submitted by: Shaun Vest Portsuk@aol.com
6th grade teachers at Croton Elementary in Melbourne Florida
Draw and place a huge gum ball machine on
your door. Use the heading " Wel GUM to my Class". Then place your
student's names on the gumballs inside the gum ball machine.
"Lights, Camera, Action!"
"Lights, Camera, Action! Meet the Stars of Room 7!"
I cut out a large silver star for each
child and place it on the board with their name and a picture (taken and
developed the first day of school.) I use discarded filmstrips to decorate
around the stars. The filmstrips can also be used as a boarder.
Look Who Popped In!
Another teacher at school has this adorable
welcoming bulletin board in her room and I thought I'd share it. She
made popcorn pieces out of paper and wrote each child's name on one.
Then she made a pan - with aluminum foil so it looked like a real pan.
She put the popcorn on the top of the pan (so it looked like it was
popping out) and all over the bottom of the bulletin board (so it looked
like the pan overflowed with popcorn). In big letters she wrote, "Look
Who Popped In!"
Watch the 1st Graders Grow
I put up a huge tree with branches and
fringed grass. I made a banner that says "Watch the 1st Graders Grow". I
do a lot of fall apple activities and one of the first things we write
about and learn is the new word c-a-n. So we write a sentence on a red
paper apple that says "I can ---------". I then hang the apples on the
tree. I have seen these trees kept up all year and you can change them
for the seasons. I may try that this year.
We Are Here to Shine
I use a star border and the words WE ARE
HERE TO SHINE. I then die cut stars and glitter the borders of the
stars. I take a photo of each student and place it in the center of the
star. It's simple, but parents love to see their child's photo during
Take a Leap Into First Grade
I covered the board in blue. Made a large frog, with my name on it, sitting on a lilypad and surrounded the large frog with small, die-cut frogs with the names of the children.
Fishin' For a Great Class
I covered the B.Board to look like a pond. Used brown paper to make a dock. Reproduced a child sitting and fishing. I had each child's name on a fish.
We'll Have a T-rrific year
T-shirt cuttouts with the names of the children. they decorated the shirts at "Meet Your Teacher" and we displayed them at that time.
Swinging Into First Grade
I made a tree and placed monkey cuttouts for each child hanging from branches.