This is a bulletin board I used during The Revolutionary War. On the saucer the students wrote the causes of the Revolutionary War and on the teacup they wrote the effects of the war. Below are some examples of what the students did.
For St. Patrick's Day our school had a door decorating contest sponsored by our Student Service Council. Our class won, obviously. We made a game similar to Candy Land, but it is Clover Land instead. Each different section of the board was a different subject area. We played this a few times, and it was a ton of fun.
For open house, or another event that involves people coming in to school, I always have some kind of guess who activity. One year I did "Guess The Smile". I took pictures of just the students' smiles and the guests had to guess who. The one above, I was talking about differences in others. We talked about how some people use sign language to talk. Above the students cut out the letters for their names and pasted them on the paper. The visitors had to figure out who it is using the letters of sign language.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I saw this quote online, and thought it was going to be perfect for my fall bulletin board. The students made leaves in the shape of hearts and used water colors on them. Even though it did not take up a huge amount of the board, I really loved it.
In my opinion Christmas should be all year long. I do love fall though too. I was in charge of games for our Christmas Bazaar, and thought doing a pin the heart on the Grinch game would be fun. That led me to paint the Grinch, and I couldn't paint him without his adorable trusty side kick, Max.
I dread Catholic Schools' Week every year mostly because the slogans are so hard to make a bulletin board for. Now that my creative bulletin boards are my guilty pleasure, I have to have it amazing. On each of the rays of the sun the students had to write how they will work really hard this year to "Rays" their standards.
This is the bulletin board above my computer. I have kept it up for 2 years, mostly because I really need to remember to pray with some of the students I have had. They are great, but like many children, they can be tough sometimes.
This bulletin board was done during our "Celebrate Reading" week. This was also the week that I broke my leg. Luckily, I got the board done before I broke my leg so I didn't have to climb up on a chair to put this up. This is a Dr. Seuss quote.
Another Catholic Schools' Week bulletin board. This one was borrowed from another teacher. I saw this online, and had to do it. I changed it slightly and added "Faith, academics, and service" in the bottom of the rocket. This was the theme for CSW that year.
Over the years some of my favorite bulletin boards were Lent ones. This one is pretty self explanatory. On the masks, the students wrote how they will stay away from temptation.