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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Whole Year of Bulletin Boards

         *If you're new to my blog, I'd love if you could follow me.  Also, there are even more bulletin board ideas (particularly farm bulletin boards and fairy tale bulletin boards) that you can find if you click on "bulletin board" on the labels section on the side or search for the word "bulletin board". ( I promise I'll update this post to include everything as soon as I have time:)

I love both putting together bulletin boards and looking at other teachers' bulletin board ideas.  When my computer was stolen last spring I lost all the pictures that I had not printed or backed up.  That really is the most horrible feeling! Today I found a pile of photos that I had taken a couple of years ago of some of my bulletin boards.  I decided to scan the photos and put them on my blog (so at least they can't be lost or ruined).  I added the few pictures of bulletin boards (or walls since I don't have many bulletin boards in my classroom) from this year that weren't lost.  I hope you can find some good ideas.


I am using Barbara Gruener's book What's Under Your Cape to teach character with superheroes.  I took a photo of each child with a mask on for this cute board.

Students' pictures and an About Me form that we filled out on the first day are on this board. The kids also decorated the first letter in their name the first day.

Self-portraits. Read more about this wall of smiling faces here.
Photos were added to the stars. See more about my classroom setup here

10 Apples Up On Top.  See more apple ideas here.

Green was done with marble painting on day 1.  On second day, children cut out the tree (I drew the shape), glued top and trunk pieces on blue paper and then used pencil eraser dipped in paint to add apples.

This is a description of the apple smiles that we made with apples, peanut butter and mini marshmallows.


5 Little Pumpkins (we used popsicle sticks to make fence and then drew faces on orange circles)
Haunted House, Haunted House, Scary as can be! How many spooky things do you see?

pumpkin glyphs

monster glyphs.  See more monster ideas here.


I always do a big unit on The First Americans
The labels on the board always start "Some or Many Native Americans." For example, "Some Native Americans lived in teepees made from animal skins." 

November Words

turkeys made with coffee filters

Our Thankful Quilt
Thankful Poems. Read more about these here.

The bricks were sponge painted, the wreath was collaboratively made with scrunched pieces of tissue paper and the flames were made by squishing paint between folded pieces of paper (like you do for the symmetry lesson:)

gingerbread glyph

The children used paper and scissors and were told to make the same design on both mittens...harder than it sounds:)


New Year's Resolutions written on party hats

Animals in Winter

The children wrote about the snowman they created.

Martin Luther King's Birthday.

I want to follow in the footsteps of ___________because__________.


100th Day Self Portraits (from Finally in First)

100th day 20 high fives

Valentines Day

"_________ is a good friend because_______"
Math Words. See more about this bulletin board here.

Donosaurs (mainly from paper plates)

Read more about St Patrick's Day here.

If I were the principal...

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Princess and the Pea

See more about the 3 Little Pigs here.

See more about our Fairy Tale castles here.


See more mud activities here or here.

muddy footprints led to this fun poem
Egg Books about oviparous animals. See more about oviparous animals  here.


Students wrote about something they were proud of

Large flowers in our window


Reading Garden - Watermelons have similes, carrots have word families on them. The flowers are cut from color copies of kids' book covers.  The children's names are written in the centers.

Kid Writing

Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and Corduroy.
Art Museum - inspired by a trip to the Brandywine River Museum


See more about King Bidgood here


Mouse Paint. See more Mouse Paint activities here.
See more about Kandinsky here.

Harold and the Purple Crayon.  To see more about this activity see here.

To see more about our portrait studies see here.

See more about our quilt here.

drawing to different classical music
See more about our Seurat's Dots here.


  1. Those are wonderful. You definitely won't want to lose them!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I am stunned. You are amazing! Wow! So many ideas all in one post. Thank you!
    An Open Door

    1. Thanks Camille, Like you, my goal this year is to keep my teacher stuff organized. We'll see ?!? :)

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  4. Wow, thanks for all these awesome BB ideas! I think you attempted to link up to Thinky Linky Thursday with a post about magic bubbles, but the link doesn't seem to be working. I appreciate your stopping by the party and maybe you can come back and try it again :)
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

    1. Hi Lori, I did try again...hopefully it worked this time. I love all the ideas you share on your're my kind of Mommy :)

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos/ideas!! I just nominated you for an award...stop by my blog to check it out. =)

    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

    1. Thanks for stopping by and the nomination. I love your blog!!

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  7. This post is amazing. This is why I moved to pre-k. I LOVE crafts and bulletin boards and beautiful classroom decor!!!

    I am so excited to see more tips from you!
    The Big Apple Teacher


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