Hallway Bulletin Boards

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  1. Mommytotmn

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    I have two large bulletin boards in the hall outside my room. One is to the left of my door and another is to the right. On the left board, I have a net hanging on it with the caption "What A Catch!" It will have student work in the net eventually, but student names on fish cutouts to start the year. What should I do on the other board? More student work? Would love some fun ideas! I have an ocean/luau theme going on. :)
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Personally, I prefer student work displays to a random BB.
    I would probably change it to match whatever work you want to put on there, instead of your classroom theme. (Leave 1 with the theme and change the other.)
     
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    I think it's awesome to have two in the hallway! I would leave one for rigorous class work, and the other for fun seasonal things.
     
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    You could do one for ELA and one for Math.
     
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    I,too,was thinking seasonal. I had a tree that I changed the leaves on and had work near it. I only had to change it 3 times during the year!(The tree, not the work!!)
     
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    Do have AR, AM, or something else that they work to meet goals? We have one shared bb in the hall and use it to honor student who meet AR and/or AM goals each 6 weeks. We each have strips outside our rooms for displaying student work.
     
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    I treated mine like a mural - because when I put student work up it got destroyed. There are some great ideas on pinterest :)
     
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    I only had one.
    Don't know what grade but I taught 1st & we did like a family homework that was seasonal & I put that out there starting October.
    In September we had local fair so we talked about graphs. Students helped me come up with fair foods one day. I printed between 4-6 of faves. I made them half sheet big. So for morning work they had to pick & color favorite. In afternoon we graphed it!!! Students loved project & then put it in hall!!!
     
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    I agree- we're not even allowed to do random bulletin boards, although I've seen some cute ones. I also agree with having one that matches your theme and one that you change- maybe to match your science or ss units or for the seasons. I did a tree last year in the fall with books on it (and student book reports). In the winter I had stuff up for Chinese New Year with students' reports on Chinese culture.
     
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    iteachbx did a better job of explaining what I was thinking. Here are two of my own BBs.

    This first one had a Dr. Suess quote next to it and matched my door. I tried to make whimsical stripes in the background like in Oh, The Places You Will Go. 2nd grade.
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    This was a unit on the election process. 5th grade. They are campaign posters. Again, there is more on the wall, but it isn't in the picture.
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    Cute bulletin boards giraffe! Is that tissue paper for the borders? I love it, so creative.
     
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    Yes, tissue paper. The election one was in the main hallway. What you don't see is my sign begging the kids to keep their hands off!!
     
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    Beautiful bulletin boards giraffe!
     
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    I've got a huge hallway one, a big inside one and a small classroom bb...hallway and big classroom generally reflect current studies. I don't set them up for specific content, it varies. If a particular unit lends itself to a bb, I do it...posters, flip books, photos, written pieces, math glyphs..whatever. Don't box yourself in. My little inside bb is calendar math.

    I don't like bbs that reflect rankings in a class...Whoi s getting As, who is proficient, who is meeting reading goals...it's embarrassing for the kids who aren't up on the board, not necessarily motivating. I ALWAYS think to myself, how would I feel if my P did the same to the staff?:2cents:
     
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    Thanks, everyone! Great ideas!
     

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