Sunday, August 2, 2015

Together We Are Better - Literacy Bulletin Boards

I am happily joining Lucky Little Learners and Schroeder's Shenanigans in 2nd for their fun linky - 
Together We Are Better!
This month's topic is bulletin boards!

I am loving looking at all the ideas that have been posted as part of this linky.
I enjoy decorating my classroom, and currently have a lime green, black, and gray chevron color scheme going on in my third grade classroom.
My plan this year is to update with some aqua blue accents.  I may swap out the lime green for the 
aqua blues.
I still have to time to ponder my decor, as we have 3 weeks before school starts!  Hurray!

First off, I want to share a book that has provided lots of ideas and inspiration.
If you are familiar with Debbie Diller, you know that she has written many books on literacy and math centers. This book is so great because she provides tips and tricks, as well as photos from actual classrooms.  And....she also lists where the items in her photos can be purchased.
The items are from stores we all shop at - can you say TARGET??

Find out more about the book called Spaces and Places here.

Next, I want to show you two bulletin boards from my classroom.
The first is a board that I have up all year long.
I am a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, and
I love to build discourse among my students during literature circles.
So I came up with a way to combine the two.
You can find the speech bubbles and chart in my TpT store here.

The second bulletin board is one that I make some changes to as the year goes on.
I added the sections with black washi tape.

I keep the stars in the sections throughout the year.
But, at the beginning of the year, I talk about what 4-star behavior looks like.
As a class we talk about what the different levels of stars would look like in terms of completing homework, listening, getting along with others, etc.
The ideas we come up with are listed in each section.
My caption for those ideas is: Be a 4-Star Student!
When we started to work on synonyms, I changed the behavior ideas to these words.
My third graders referenced the board often when doing writing projects.

Thanks for stopping by, and come back tomorrow to see what I have cooked up for Monday Made-It!

1 comment:

  1. I love the colors of your blog! I'm definitely going to have to pick up that book.
    Victoria Moller
    Teach With a Smile