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Back to School Bulletin Board

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Updated 12 months ago by millie
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    Georgia
    Classroom Teacher
    Preschool
    Teaching since: 2000
    Alabama
  • July 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    What do you usually do for your back to school bulletin boards?

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  • July 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I always try to make a display with all the kids names on it! I think it is cute and personalized and the kids get a kick out of having their name on display.

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  • Classroom Teacher
    Elementary School
    Teaching since: 2012
    New Mexico
  • July 11, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I love that idea kmaher! We do the same thing in our school, but we use the Super Hero cutouts from Really Good Stuff to introduce our “Super Students” for the year.

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  • Classroom Teacher
    Kindergarten
    Teaching since: 2000
    Wyoming
  • July 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I usually just create a display based on my class room theme with the kids names.

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  • Classroom Teacher
    Middle School
    California
  • July 19, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I teach 6th grade and use student shields to decorate. First day during introduction to all the procedures, I write these as we discuss them and post them directly on the walls for student review. We take a break and make student shields which show student likes/challenges, favorite subject, family info., and the largest section is on their goals for the year. Each year I change the information a little, and I’m always amazed how much students don’t know about each other after being in school together for years! I also make a shield and we display all year. We update at quarter or trimester as needed.

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  • Classroom Teacher
    2nd Grade
    Teaching since: 2013
    South Carolina
  • July 19, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    For the last three years I have used an owl theme: “Look Whoose Coming to 2nd Grade”. This year I am creating a bulletin board to go along with our school theme.

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  • Classroom Teacher
    Elementary School
    New York
  • July 19, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I think this year I’m doing “Our New Pack” Crayon cut-outs with each kids name on it, and I’ll create a large “crayon box” and write “Our new back” on it!

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  • Literacy/Reading Specialist
    Elementary School
    Teaching since: 1998
    Pennsylvania
  • July 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I love to do a lesson on the book The Crayon Box that Talked then have each student decorate a crayon with their name on it.

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  • Special Education Teacher
    Elementary School
    Teaching since: 1997
    Ohio
  • July 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I am a resource teacher with a classroom in a teacher workroom. Since space is very limited and I do not have a home room I always make sure I have my students name on the door with their birthdates. This way I know when their birthday is without looking it up and parents know what I see with meet and greet prior to the first day when they stop in to meet their new teachers.

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  • Classroom Teacher
    Elementary School
    Georgia
  • July 20, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I usually follow the school theme but this year we are able to use our own theme. I am doing a cream of the crop theme with students need on the door.

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  • Resource Teacher
    Elementary School
    Teaching since: 2008
    Georgia
  • July 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    In recent years, I try to be practical in my initial board. I follow the theme of my grade level / school, but I also try to plan ahead. I use a solid cloth background that doesn’t need to be changed throughout the year. I also prefer to use reusable borders like ribbon or holiday themed garland that make the board POP with little effort (and all of which can easily be stored and reused!)

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  • Classroom Teacher
    Elementary School
    Teaching since: 1988
    Alabama
  • July 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Usually, I’ll do a bulletin board that correlates with my classroom theme. I have a nautical theme so my bulletin board will follow suit. I also like to decorate my door with cute items in the same theme that have my students’ names on them.

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  • Elementary School
    Teaching since: 2000
    New York
  • August 4, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I like to take pictures, right on the first day. I use the wallet size and mount inside a yellow star. To that for each child I attach what appears to be the tail of a shooting star, on which I ask them to write their goals for the year. Then I add a title that says “Reach for the moon,. You will always land among the stars.” We do this as a grade, and they usually feature it in their yearbook 😉 and they love seeing their pics all year long! In June, we take them down, and I have them write an essay about whether they think they reached their goals. If yes, how/why and if no, well why not! Gives them something purposeful to write about in June!

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  • Classroom Teacher
    Elementary School
    Virginia
  • August 21, 2016 at 4:14 am

    You could do a board with super cute letters for amazing students or winning work and then post colored paper back drops to post work later. Then just post a printed page on top of the colored backer saying Amazing Work Coming Soon so that you can add it after the students have arrived and had a chance to be a part of creating their classroom.

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