I have really been missing my classroom lately. I miss the lil smiles of my kiddos and their energy and enthusiasm… and while I truly do love spending more time home with my girls, I miss my job as well. Anyway, I was looking through some old pictures from last year and I found a bunch of classroom bulletin boards that we had done, and I thought I would share them with you! If any of you are teachers, feel free to grab some ideas! I am sure other teachers and ideas around the web have influenced them as well! I know I saw the countdown one a long time ago somewhere… if you know where, feel free to link it in the comments, because before the days of Pinterest, I had no way of saving these things efficiently 🙂
Here they are…
This was one of my fall boards. We did a little pumpkin unit, and then the kids all made their own pumpkins (freehand!) and painted them. Then we linked it to our Social Studies unit on being unique, because no two pumpkins are alike either! It was awesome, and covered three subject areas – art, science (plant growth and why some parts are green, etc), and social. Gotta love that!
This of course, was our Christmas board. Our schools name was Johnny Bright School, so “Bright” Wishes was our Christmas theme. I think these kids really got the true meaning of Christmas and showed such a true sense of spirit. When you get older you kind of forget what the real meaning is… spend Christmas with a kindergarten kid, and you will certainly learn about all of the hottest toys, but you will also learn about the innocent belief that all can be right with the world.
This was our monster unit. We did a lot of graphing in our class, and my kids were so awesome at it. They really liked it, and it was always so interactive, like our monster glyphs. The activity came from Deanna Jump, but then I decided to make a cute bulletin board out of them – and what else do you think of when you think of monsters? Monsters under the bed! So I drew out a bed on art paper and colored it (two packs of Mr. Sketch markers later!) and it was so fun in the end!
Our countdown to summer bulletin board. In Canada, we stay in school until the end of June. The kids are exhausted, especially in Kinder, so they loved this. They got a huge kick out of changing the number everyday. It was awesome… but now makes me sad wishing that coutdown never ended!
Anyway, that was my little trip back in time! I would love to see your bulletin boards too – link to your posts if you have any! They were one of my favorite parts of teaching!