Sunday, August 2, 2015

All Things Bulletin Boards #2GETHERWEAREBETTER


I am linking up with Ashley and Angie to share my bulletin boards this year. I like to keep my bulletin boards pretty simple. A few years ago I learned from a veteran teacher not to use butcher paper. It is hard to put up, it fades, and what happens if you get tired of it? She also said to stick to very simple borders. Ever since then I have been doing this. It saves me so much time! That doesn't mean you have to sacrifice cute bulletin boards.

Here are a few of my boards where I just use borders. 

I love the fact that I have a corner in my classroom. It makes it a natural meeting area for my classroom with a lot of space to display  important information.

 My word wall is a place where we always refer back to. I have it right next to my Promethean board since this is where I do all of my writing mini lessons. It's also easily viewable from every seat in my classroom.

 I love my rainbow wall. It's a great way to display student work throughout then year and when it's empty, it's a nice decorative wall that adds lots of color to my classroom.

I also have a few areas in my room without borders. I usually reserve this for smaller areas or when I just want to add a little pop of color.

 These are my classroom rules. I put them in a place where we will all see them. I am constantly looking at the clock, so this visual reminder of the rules is a perfect place for them.

In my old classroom I had a wall dedicated to reading and data tracking. I don't have the space in this room and I also don't track data the same way now that I am in kindergarten. I still wanted a little piece of home with me in my kindergarten classroom. I think this board will travel with me to every classroom I ever teach in to remind me of where it all started.

My last bulletin board is the only one I use butcher paper on. This board is out in the hallway and I love putting a little more effort into it. Since everyone doesn't necessarily come into our classroom, it's a nice glance into what's going on. 

 At the beginning of the year I like to make a cute welcoming board for my students and parents. Once we start the school year, this board turns into a monthly theme based on the units we are studying. I also have a large wall space outside of my classroom that I plan on using right away. It's prime real estate so I need to claim my space.

My classroom is in the corner so I don't get a lot of light in the hallway. I love to add bright letters to my boards. I love using my Cricut and Silhouette in the classroom. This year, I brought one of my Cricuts into the classroom so whenever inspiration hits, I am able to create at school.

I hope you enjoyed my classroom bulletin boards. I plan on making more posts dedicated to DIY borders and how to use the Cricut and Silhouette in your classroom. So make sure to follow me through BlogLovin' to stay updated.

What do your bulletin boards look like? I would love to know. Make sure to link up and share your boards!!

5 comments:

  1. Look at your busting our your Cricut! I should get a Cricut for my classroom!! Your classroom makes me smile :-)

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  2. Love that we are both obsessed with our cutting machines! Although I still have never tried the Cricut!

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  3. I like your idea of posting the rules under the clock! It's true that it is a place we are all always looking :-)

    Bonnie
    The Cutesy Teacher

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  4. I love your rainbow wall. So cute! I also love the owl tree! I just sold my cricut and now I'm regretting it after reading this post. Thinking of getting a silhouette next... maybe if you have both you should do a little comparing and contrasting on them!

    -Jessica
    The Whimsical Teacher

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  5. It is colorful and inviting! Well done!
    Victoria Moller
    Teach With a Smile

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