Classroom Bulletin Board Spring Decorating Tips
Bulletin Board decorations can serve as a teaching tool and it can make a classroom feel more welcoming to students. With a bit of planning and creativity- adding seasonal touches to your bulletin board goes a long way to build excitement for learning. Here are some easy tips to get your started:
- Coordinate your bulletin board themes to match your curriculum and the seasons. Students love to celebrate seasons! Here are some popular Spring Holidays to get you started: St. Patrick’s Day (March 17); First Day of Spring (March 20); Passover (April 18); Easter (Sunday, April 24); Earth Day (April 22); Cinco de Mayo (May 5); Mother’s Day (May 08)
- Cover your bulletin board with attractive and versatile bulletin board paper– you can choose a pattern or a solid color depending on your theme and personal taste.
- Utilize fun and seasonal bulletin board borders! Carefully staple a border into place completely around the board to conceal the metal frame. Tip: Place bulletin board borders around the windows to make the room appear larger and more inviting.
- Choose a focal point, and hang your display around it. Some examples of bulletin board focal point are a quote, a poster, a calendar, a chart, art from your students- it can be anything!
- Liven up the display even more by adding bulletin board accents or sets . Punch Out Letters are also a great way to draw attention to to your theme!
- Don’t overcrowd the space- Leave space for the students! Plan to incorporate your student’s work into your classroom to give them a sense of pride and ownership on their learning environment.
- If you need more ideas, search through our eBook catalog for Bulletin Boards for Teachers. These guides will help you create lively and interactive bulletin boards in no time!
Need some inspiration? Check out this slide show of other examples of great Bulletin Boards!
Filed under: Classroom Decorating Ideas on February 28th, 2011