Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bulletin Board Time

It is official... the last week of summer vacation.  I got my classroom ready today and it was just a little hot in the room.  I thought I would post a few pictures of the bulletin boards and explain them.
I have two normal bulletin boards and then an ugly green old chalkboard in the back (new black one in the front!) so I decided to make them into bulletin boards as well.

This is one of my "boards" to cover some of the green chalkboard.  Each class has a corresponding popcorn bin on the top.  If they have a great day they get a piece of popcorn in it (yellow crumpled up paper).  If they get a certain amount by Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Cinco de Mayo (I had to throw in a Spanish holiday) they get to have a movie/popcorn party the day before break.  If they don't make it, they will have to do work packets for the class.  It is based on all class behavior so they have to work together to do well.  I decided if there is one student that misbehaves a lot I will just have them go to another room during the movie.  I don't want to punish a whole class if one student is holding them back.
Here is another one to cover the green boards.  Since our school mascot is the Sailors I found this bulletin board set to use.  I left a blank spot in the middle so that students can volunteer to put up a picture of a country we are studying along with interesting information that goes with it. This actually said "Sail Off To A Great Year" but I cut the "Great Year" off and covered the "A" up so that we can put the country's name on the board.
This is the bulletin board for absent students.  One column is Classwork that was done and the other is Homework.  Each folder is for a different day of the week.  Since I am teaching 6th grade, students need to learn a lot about responsibility.  Instead of me telling students what they missed, they can grab the work out of the folders and then come to me with any questions that they have about their work.  I stapled the tops and bottoms of folders and turn them sideways so that papers will stick out of them a little bit.
I am in the process of finishing my "Homeworkopoly" bulletin board and my general information board.  A few of the things I need are getting laminated so those will be finished on Monday after inservice.  Look for more pictures soon.
Tuesday=1st Day of School!!! :)


  1. I'm curious as to how your "Homeworkopoly" board turned out. I am trying to figure out a good way to do a board includes both homework, missing work, and extra copies of anything we have done in class. I'd love to see pictures!

  2. How did you get the paper to sTay on the green board?

  3. I used masking tape, but it ended up falling off after a few days and I just put the cut outs on the green :(