I have two bulletins outside my classroom in the hall. Last year, I used both to display student work and used ribbon and clothespins to make change-out easy. It was sometimes difficult to always have two new things to display in the hall. I’ve seen many different variations of the timeline or Instagram bulletin on Pinterest and blogs and decided to take all the ideas and turn it into what worked for me. This might be my favorite bulletin of all time. I did show this during my classroom reveal but it was empty at the time.
My student teacher came up with a great idea to display some of the different activities we completed with each American Symbol. Below you will see the circle map for each symbol and a few examples of the activities that went along with each symbol.
I love displaying student work in the classrom. To go along with my theme, my student work bulletin is titled “All Star Work.” This year, I decided to make the bulletin a little differently. Instead of using the typical boring, old clothespins…I decided to cover the clothespins with scrapbook paper (a little idea I found on my favorite site Pinterest). So, I first picked my scrapbook paper and then put some mod podge on the clothespin and laid it down on the scrapbook paper. Once it was dry, I cut around the clothespin as closely as possible.
Here’s what the clothespin ended up looking like…much cuter than the basic clothespin.
Today was a day I got quite a bit done in the classroom to set up for the upcoming year, which is fast approaching. Too fast if you ask me. It feels like summer just started. Today’s goal was to get the bulletin boards ready. While nothing is done, and please be kind as this is still a work in progress, below are some pictures from today. I love the new borders I found at Lakeshore. They have some pretty cute stuff out there!