Classroom bulletin boards are a great way to both liven up the scenery and get kids excited about learning and feeling connected to their classroom. They are also a great way to communicate with the kids and leave reminders as well as show off the students’ achievements to visitors to the classroom.
There are many different bulletin board decorations that you can consider here are just a few of them:
Bulletin Board Decorations for the Start of the School Year – Since school begins just as fall is around the corner many teachers choose a fall theme for their start of year bulletin boards. This is also a great time for teachers to post new class lists so that everyone knows who is who and asking the students to write a little about what they did over the summer and posting those essays is always a popular idea amongst teachers as well.
Bulletin Board Decorations – Student Artwork – The classroom bulletin boards can make great student art galleries inside the classroom as well. Kids enjoy seeing their artwork displayed for everyone to see and as they produce more artwork over the course of the year the bulletin board “art gallery” can be easily updated to showcase these new works.
Bulletin Board Decorations – Inspirational – Many teachers choose to use their bulletin board to display messages and artwork that students will find inspirational throughout the year. This bulletin board idea works well in elementary school classrooms with younger students as well as middle school classrooms with older students. Bulletin board displays can be a great way to tackle more difficult subjects like using apps, drugs, or bullying in an inactive way that is not too intimidating.
Bulletin Board Decorations – Holidays – Classroom bulletin boards are ripe for redecoration whenever a holiday comes around and it can also be a great way to teach children more about the history behind the holiday they are going to be celebrating. This can be anything from displaying student writings about the various events to posting interesting facts and tidbits about each celebration that the children, as well as visitors to the classroom, may not have been aware of before (Wikipedia is a great place to find this kind of information). It’s also important to help the children be interested in reading during the holidays.
Bulletin Board Decorations – Portrait Gallery – With the rise in popularity of digital cameras it is easier than ever for teachers to record their students’ activities throughout the year photographically. A classroom bulletin can be a great place to display these photographs. By doing so throughout the year students will love seeing themselves on the board and they will have a year-long reminder of all the things they have done in school over the last several months.
Another idea is to ask older students to bring in photographs from when they were younger so that everyone can see how they have changed over the years, or of their family members so that other students can learn a little more about their peers’ lives outside of school and what it might take to not waste time an work towards a satisfying career later on their lives.