Today's teaching tip is something simple that I try to do whenever possible.
Create Bulletin Board Displays on the ground!
I don't always use bulletin board space for the million items I have up on the board. This board was not the final product. These anchor charts were placed on my board and were framed with ribbon. This board was them re-purposed for my guided reading groups display. But when I created it I knew I wanted it this size and I just had to make sure it would all fit.
By laying it on the ground I was able to lay it all out and not not to staple or tape anything down. I have some commitment problems. LOL
I was glad I did it this way though cause there was some tweaking involved.
Sometimes, especially if it is a theme bulletin board and will only be up for a week or two, I just slap my students work on some paper and decorate that. Here is an example of what we did for the Election.
Again I had to move work around until I got the configuration I wanted just right. Once it was all glued and taped on I just grabbed the sheet and slapped it on the wall.
And because I am just LOVING all my Instagram photo's here is a picture of my kinder kids eagerly awaiting our election results last Tuesday.
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Obviously this is not an option for ALL your displays but it is something that you might want to do for those displays you want to get JUST right. I know it has saved me a lot of heart ache and pain.
On one last note, do you know Melissa from, Fashion Craze and Learning Days?
You don't, well why not? Ok here is the deal, she is Kristen's sister. Yes that is right the fabulous Kristen from Ladybug Teacher Files. You remember that sister she is always raving about? The one that lays down the super wonderful contact paper on those fantastic tables? Yes, that is Melissa. She is equally fabulous and has a blog that I consider one of the best kept secret of the teacher blog world. However, I can keep the secret no longer, I have to spill the beans, as my kids would say. She is having a beyond wonderful (I am running our of adjectives here people) giveaway. I considered not telling so that my odds of wining were larger but this product is just to great to keep secret. So head on over there to check it out and enter. That is right I am not telling what it is. You will have to check it out.
Finally I will leave you with one of Melissa's other products, one that my ELL kids just absolutely adore. Her sentence frames. Can't tell you what a life saver they have been for kids that don't have the language to create full sentences on their own. And yes even my Kinder kids use them.
Have a great Tuesday!