I don't know about you but I like using fadeless (and flameless) paper in my classroom. I've discovered the practicality of keeping the same bulletin board paper and borders up all year. All I do is simply change out the content. I use to use staples a lot, next year I'm going to be all about the clothespins. It will be SO much easier to attach ever-changing bulletin board content when all I have to do is clip and unclip! Back on track - As much as I love keeping my bulletin board paper and borders the same all year I have a decent size collection of themed borders. I can't simply part with them. . . . SO. . . the solution. . . Poster board trimmed with themed border (laminated of course)! I had a huge box of posters in my classroom when I inherited it so I took the box home and chose colors to match the borders and themes. I have made about 10 so far and am loving it. What will I use it for you may wonder? First, they are laminated so my students can write on them with expos. I foresee many tree maps, venn diagrams, list, and other graphic organizers. I also create some units with pocket chart pieces that I will use on the themed poster boards as well. I will even attach some pocket charts onto them. Now onto a couple pictures. These ones are bee themed because we have been learning about bees. A bee keeper came in with a hive and talked to the second grade classes. It was AWESOME.
|Here are some more color poster boards that I am creating today!|
|This isn't ten half of my border collection. I don't know how I got so many :-/|
That's all for today! PS I just bought Reagan's Candy Awards and I LOVE them. They go perfectly with my classroom theme: CANDY/SWEETS!