4 Tips On How To Make Creative Bulletin Boards

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With back to school fever in full swing now’s the time for teacher’s to craft a creative, well-organized bulletin board.  You want your bulletin board to stand out—it should be unique in thought as well as aesthetically pleasing.  Good bulletin boards can draw attention to current events or seasons and decorate a classroom in such a way that your students can feel proud of.  Let’s look at some tips on how to get great bulletin board ideas for your class.

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Recycled art back to school bulletin board idea

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Jonti-Craft Furniture Shipping in 5 Days!

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Summer is the busiest time of year for school and educational furniture makers.  They are working tireless hours to meet the demands of the nation’s return to the classroom.  Veteran school purchasers know to get their school furniture orders in early, to avoid empty classrooms on the first day of class.  However, newcomers still have hope when it comes to last minute furniture purchases.

Jonti-Craft Furniture Ships in 5 Days!

Jonti-Craft is currently shipping out in 5 business days or sooner for almost their entire educational furniture line.  ”We know how stressful this time of year can be, especially when preparing for the upcoming school year.” Jonti-Craft understands that Making sure products are in place when school starts can be difficult to manage with long shipping times.” That’s why they are working hard to ship in 5 days or less.

While Jonti-Craft has a large focus on preschool and early childhood furniture products, they do carry general classroom furniture essentials such as activity tables, student stack chairs, bookcases and classroom storage units.  All of their products are GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM indoor air quality certified as well as CPSIA approved, and nearly all of their products are made in the USA and come with a lifetime warranty.  So all you newcomers (and veterans too) contact your favorite school furniture supplier, Worthington Direct, for discount pricing on all Jonti-Craft items today!

School Athletes and Musicians Head Back Early

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Worthington Direct knows that the new school year is about to be in full swing. Visit their website today and make sure your school is stocked with all of the educational furniture that it will need to create a successful environment for students.  Band Instructors, now is the time to order your concert season chairs that offer just the right seating pitch to hit all the right notes.  Athletic Coaches, make sure you have the right Reversible Markerboard to map out the plans to take the state title.  Visit www.WorthingtonDirect.com today!

Just after dawn Monday, minivans and sport utility vehicles lined up in front of Allen High School. Stickers on the back windows identified the early risers: Band. Volleyball. Cross country.

But for the first time in many years, these athletes and musicians are not hitting the books just yet. In the past, students would have already been starting classes this time of year in local school districts such as Allen, Keller and Plano. Instead, the new Aug. 27 start date for all Texas schools eliminates uneven gaps from district to district.

One thing hasn’t changed, though. If you’re in a sport or another extracurricular activity, like band, you’re still up early. University Interscholastic League athletics such as volleyball and cross country started practicing this week. Bands started Wednesday. Football teams that did not hold spring practice, as well as some teams from smaller schools, also started Monday; the rest start next week.

The later school start makes for a virtually year-round school year. And it makes for one long stretch for athletes, coaches, band members and others in activities that begin in early August. In most districts, the school year doesn’t end until June. Despite the later school start, UIL officials say they have no plans to alter their start dates for extracurriculars. Doing that would push competitions into December and beyond, affecting other activities.

UIL athletic director Charles Breithaupt said the early August start gives students ample time to acclimate to the heat and adequately prepare for a full fall season. “Any time there’s a school calendar change, there’s never a good way to accommodate everyone,” he said. Many parents, school leaders and students said that starting school later takes some getting used to, but that the new setup isn’t so bad. “It gives you more time to think about sports and relax more about getting ready for school,” said Emily Arcement, a freshman volleyball player at Keller Central High School.

Before this year, if you attended a district that started school in early August, you were forced to juggle homework with working out. “This time, we don’t have the hustle and bustle of the school year to contend with,” said Susan Elza, assistant athletic director in Allen ISD.

Tristin Brower, a South Grand Prairie High School senior and a drum major, said the late start gives the band more time to acclimate to the summer heat. Once school starts, UIL rules will limit after-school practice to eight hours a week, she said. “Because school hasn’t started yet, we get 3 ½ weeks of full days, so we get more accomplished in summer band,” said Tristin, 17. “It definitely gets you in the habit of practicing outside.”

The extra practice time has another benefit, said Dianne Hranicky, president of the South Grand Prairie band’s booster club. “They really get to know each other before school starts,” Ms. Hranicky said. “It’s such a large body of kids, and this year we have a large number of freshmen, so this gives them a jump start on everything: learning the music, when to be where. continue reading

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