Now this, is a post for all my fellow teachers out there; art teachers, general education teachers, music teachers, all of you!!!
One of the things which seem to make a school a much more vibrant, exciting, happy, and aesthetically pleasing place... is the hallways... and what helps turn a hallway from "blah" to "hoorah!"?
THE BULLETIN BOARDS!!!
Now, typically the bulletin board can be a nightmare to manage- constantly changing the paper due to fading, ripping, and such can be a lot of work that is hard to find time for in a teachers day. I had the opportunity to try out some Pacon bulletin board paper, and while it may be a tad more expensive than the typical industrial roles- it is fadeless, vibrant, and catches the eye of students, parents, teachers, and leaders within the building. Finally, I finished off my board with some metallic bordette for detail from Pacon as well. And my board was ready for work to be displayed!!
Then there's the question of what to display?
Tests? Let's be honest, They're not really fun to look at....
Worksheets? Who wants to see 25 of the same worksheet?.......
Data? Okay, we ALL see enough of that in our daily lives......
How about... student artwork, class projects, photos of field trips, information for parents/families!?
The key I've found to a great bulletin board is one which isn't too text heavy, uses a lot of bright colors, shapes, and different fonts! Also- changing your bulletin board monthly always keeps parents, students, administration, and colleagues informed of the amazing things happening in your room, or reinforces school wide themes/concepts being emphasized.
For my summer art board(pictured above) I also used the Pacon Bulletin Board Self Adhesive Letters.
This bulletin board has had the same paper and border on it for months! It still shines brightly, remains in one piece, and you can't even notice where push pins and staples have been in it! We are getting ready for ANOTHER bulletin board change and I know this paper will hold up through the rest of this year! Stay tuned for bulletin board updates throughout the year! My goal: change the bulletin board MONTHLY!