Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nuts & Bolts of 5th Grade

Bulletin boards are one of my favorite parts of preparing my classroom for the school year. I spend, way way way, too much time sketching out my ideas and pinning pictures of what inspires me. 

If you're a follower of my blog, you may have read about my Reading Graffiti board here. On black butcher paper, my students pulled favorite quotes from their personal books and wrote them on our class graffiti board. At the end of the year, we had compiled incredible quotes from many different genres of books. To start the year, I am going to use the same graffiti concept except begin with student's pictures instead of quotations. On the first day of school, I will photograph all of my students and print the pictures. Once I have the pictures printed, I'll stick them on our "Nuts & Bolts" bulletin board. I will give each students a metallic sharpie and let them write their name and write a little tid-bit about themselves on the board. Viola! We have our bulletin board full of cute faces and smiles. 

Pardon the crease. :)
What bulletin boards do you have planned? Do share!


  1. Still trying to figure out what I want to do with my bulletin boards. There's a chance I'll be sharing a classroom so I don't want to make any plans just yet. Do you have any ideas for an international school classroom?

  2. I will try this- I have gotten so many great ideas from you! I am NO tech hound but definately will try the padlet and prezi. I am new to 5th after a long time in 2nd so I will be checking your site constantly! Thanks again and have a great year! AND I will try some of your recipes- my kids will be very thankful! -Patti


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