Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bulletin Boards

I have seen so many cute BULLETIN BOARDS! I must admit, as much as I love them, I have a really hard time finding time to change them weekly or monthly. 
A veteran teacher gave me the best advise when I first started teaching..."Work Smarter Not Harder."
So as much as I love creating adorable bulletin boards, I have saved time with simple ones.
In the beginning of the year, I created a giant area with fadeless blue paper and western border to match the Western theme in my room. I decided I would keep this paper up all year (again to save time) and just change the class work. Below are some of the bulletin boards I created in my class this year. 

 For the first week of school (August), I simply put up a Western WELCOME banner and poster. 
This banner is in my Western Theme Pack on TPT HERE.

 This is not the best photo but we learned about school rules and made "NO David" art (September).
We created a poster together of the school rules and put this up with the art.

  While learning about shapes, we created Shape Monsters (October). 
I put the Glyph Data we collected on the board too.
We also learned about our names and created rainbow name art.

For the 50th Day of School, we created 50th Day "greasers" and "poodle skirt girls" (November).
I put the poster with data we created together "Can You Blow A Bubble?" up as well as our
class book "Our 50th Day Lego Book". 

I forget to take a picture of my December board. We learned about Holidays Around the World and made adorable reindeers flying around the world. Next year I will remember to take a picture.

For New Years, we created adorable "Selfies" holding a giant i-Pod (January).
"Game On! We will play our BEST in 2015"

I love this project! 
We did a directed drawing of Martin Luther King with "I have a dream" writing with it (January). 
The poster is a picture of MLK with all the facts we learned about him while reading and researching about his life.

For the 100th Day, we created Grannie and Grandpa's..."What we will look like when we are 100 years old" (February). The portrait idea is from Deanna Jump's 100th Day unit on TPT.
We also created a class book "Look What We Can Build with 100th Legos."
We put 100 sprinkles on a cupcake, 100 toppings in a pizza and 100 gum-balls in a gum-ball machine.

For Valentine's Day, we created Splat The Cat art from the book "Love, Splat" (February).
 I forgot to take a picture but this was the art I put on the bulletin board.

While researching animals, the kids worked in groups to create posters about a specific animals (March). I simply put the posters on the bulletin board.

For Saint Patrick's Day, we made these lucky little Leprechauns (March). Again, I forgot to take a picture, but this was the art project that was used.

In April, we learned all about plants. These adorable flowers actually flip up and have plant facts underneath. Open House was in April at our school, so this was a perfect bulletin board...
"Come See How Much We've Grown!"

In May, we learned all about opinions and facts. I got this AMAZING and cute idea from
Oceans of First Grade Fun HERE.
She actually has these printables for FREE on her blog too!!!
I made the images of the animals on the poster.

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