There are lots of things you won’t learn about teaching during your time in college. How to start up your literacy block at the beginning of the year and what you should be teaching in phonics are on the list. Making attractive bulletin boards is another one of these topics. Back-to-School bulletin boards welcome your students and create a fun, colorful learning atmosphere. They may not increase achievement but they are a creative outlet and are definitely my jam! From a teacher/closet-art-enthusiast, here is Bulletin Boards 101!
Start With a Great Background
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Outside of the Lines
Every custodian I’ve encountered hates this…but I can’t be constrained by the edges of a bulletin board! Sometimes things need to go outside the lines!
Notice that the exploding stars (which were leftovers after I cut starts on a Cricut) blasted right off the bulletin board and onto the wall. It’s so much more interesting this way!
The zig-zag lines on this library bulletin board cross over the border onto the wall. Yes, extra staple holes were made in the name of art!
Yarn is Your Best Friend!
Think About “Eye-Movement”
Add Some Dimension
Paper lanterns add dimension to this bulletin board. I found it here.
Posters for Your Bulletin Boards
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