Five Unique Ways to Decorate Your Classroom Bulletin Board This Winter
The holidays make great themes for decorating your classroom and with winter here you could probably use some creative ideas for the classroom bulletin board since bulletin boards are a focal point in every room! Invigorate your class this winter in color and pizazz with some simple and fast designs. Start planning your winter bulletin board decoration with the five good ideas below. Did You Know Youre Unique? Every child and student is unique. Each child has a great personality, goals, personal interests, and ideas. Why not highlight the differences in a positive light on a snowflake winter bulletin board. Allow each child to cut out snowflakes while including a quick science lesson on what snow is made from, how it forms, and some interesting snowfall facts. Once the snowflakes are cut, have the children write unique things about themselves on the snowflakes. You can educate them about adjectives by just having them write words that describe themselves on the cut-outs. In order to liven up the white or light blue snowflakes you may want to use some tissue paper squares, sparkles, or glitter. Once you are done you can have the children sit on comfy classroom rugs and share unique things about one another! Who is Hibernating? A "Who is Hibernating?" theme for the classroom bulletin board can be a wonderful way to turn the board into a teaching tool by incorporating some easy science concepts. Using a list of animals that hibernate during the winter months, cutout or draw them in their little winter nooks. If an interactive bulletin board is needed, put the animal on one side of the bulletin board labeled with numbers and the location where they hibernate (i.e. - cave, nest, hole in a tree, etc.) on the other side. Use see thru pockets and little number cards that correspond to each animal for the students to match the animal to the right hideaway. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s birthday falls mid-January and there is always talk of diversity and equality around this time. Using a bulletin board background of completely white paper place traced and cut-out hand prints of a bunch of different colors all around the board. Make sure you have the children trace both of their hands onto the construction paper. On the hands the students can write, "Acceptance Starts With Me," "Tolerance Begins Here," or another appropriate slogan to address the issue of accepting diversity. Not only does this bulletin board teach a great lesson about tolerance and acceptance, it also can lead to a discussion about Martin Luther King, Jr.s life and purpose. 100 Days! Usually, the 100th day of school falls during the months of winter. You can simply turn this celebration of the 100th day into a math lesson by integrating the power of 10 in your bulletin board decoration. For a fast visual lesson you can use pencils, erasers, gumdrops, or popsicle sticks in sets of 100 on the bulletin board. Using those kinds of decorations can also make for a very pretty and colorful display! Have a Heart Nothing really says Valentines Day like a heart does, but this year you can make the heart more significant by creating an actual heart on your bulletin board. This teaching board will help with lessons on circulation, exercise and general health. To tie it in with Valentines Day, have the children write and post what they like about their heart on heart-shaped cutouts. To find some great bulletin board decorations that will last years check out this discount teacher supplies store. Bulletin boards are a great way to reach children with a quick visual impact. Tons of different lessons can be taught with bulletin boards and they give teachers an opportunity to bring out the uniqueness of the entire class. Be creative with the classroom bulletin board and dont be afraid to work outside the borders.