If you haven’t jumped on the Pinterest band wagon yet, please consider this a formal introduction. Pinterest is a website and a mobile app that lets users capture ideas and bookmark websites using a photo-based interface. Your collection of “pins” are categorized into “boards” much like the real-life bulletin boards where we might pin photos, recipes and quotes we like.
One of the best things about a classroom bulletin board is how it allows every member of the class to participate. Social interaction can be difficult for certain individuals such as the new student or the especially shy student. Even children with special needs can find interacting with others via the bulletin board to be easier and more fun.
There is no doubt, teachers and children love their classroom bulletin boards. They are a great way to focus on a specific theme, and because the board commands the class’ attention, it will give you the opportunity to “remind” your students of their focus throughout the day.
February offers us many fun bulletin board ideas as we look forward to Spring, even with all the snow and ice on the ground. It reminds us of new beginnings and life returning to the earth after a long winter nap.
This is the most important holiday in February, and you will see all the candy and cards on the shelves right after Christmas. Consider a board covered in a red background and scattered with doilies. Have the students cut hearts (and other shapes) by folding paper in half and cutting. Take the opportunity to discuss mathematics and the relation to folding and cutting shapes. (continue reading…)
Are you ready for Great Outdoors Month? If not, you may want to start your preparations now. After all, it does start June 1st. There are many wonderful ways to celebrate the occasion, including decorating your bulletin board before every event. With that said, here are a few fun bulletin board ideas for Great Outdoors Month: (continue reading…)