Types of Bulletin Boards in your room..

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  1. teach1stgrade

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    What types of Bulletin Boards to you have in your room?

    I am asking b/c I have 1 spot left in my room for a bulletin board, but can't think of what to put there!!!

    Here's what I have so far:

    Word Wall
    Math/Science/Soc. Stud. word walls
    chunk board
    calendar
    alphabet
    Student work
    number line


    What else do you put up??
     
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  3. Erin Elizabeth

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    More student work!
     
  4. teach1stgrade

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    I would, but the empty space is right next to my student work bulletin board. :)
     
  5. JenL

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    charting lost teeth?
     
  6. Leanne7b

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    * Birthday graph
    * Change it for different season (back to school, halloween, thanksgiving, ect.)
    * Star Student
    * Classroom jobs
    * Art Work
    * Anchor charts or ladders made in your mini lessons
    * How we get home/to school graphs
     
  7. Miss Kirby

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    Leave some space. You'll probably need it later in the year!

    I'm trying to leave plenty of wall space for charts we make in reading and writing workshop. We made so many charts last year, but I had no where to put them because I already filled up the walls!
     
  8. TeachGrade1

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    I have the following BB's(some are paper w/border):

    Mine are all labeled to go with my dog theme.

    Top Dog/ Student of the week
    Paw Patrol/ Helpers
    Howling Good Books/ Library BB
    Character to Howl About/ Character trait of the month
    Manners to Bark About
    Word Wall

    There are other things hanging, but not on a BB.
     
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    How do you guys get away with having a student work board? Our school had a big confidentiality meeting last year and we were told we are not able to put student work on the board. Do you put items up that are not graded or what kind of things do you put up?
     
  10. ranger1stgrd

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    I was thinking the same thing as teach1st. I do hang student art activities that we do, but not graded work. I also have a BB where I copied buses on yellow const. paper and I write the letter on the bus and the students name. The kids like to see their name on a bus and when I have a sub. I don't have to make a list.
     
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    The other 1st grade teacher at my school has a writing BB that she adds to throughout the year. She just mounts a piece of construction paper with the child's name on it and staples new pieces of writing on top as the year progresses. Kids and parents love to see their writing change throughout the year, and it keeps a focus on writing! She does not grade their writing and posts everybody's papers so that each child is celebrated!
     
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    I usually hang up children's work that is some type of writing. I never mark it up or put a grade on it though. As far as my BB. I have:

    1 large one in the Writing center for Student work,
    1 for whatever science/SS theme we are learning about
    1 Author Study Board
    1 Large one for the WW
    2 small ones I haven't decied on yet
    1 Large one in the back for all our Morning Meeting routines
    1 by my desk for my personal use
     
  13. Ilovefirst

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    Just about every teacher puts up student work on a BB in either their room or the hall. The only one who doesn't is the spec. ed. room as then even if it isn't graded it shows the names of the students who go to the spec. ed. teacher. I put up work from our room that doesn't have a grade on it (we don't use letter grades anyway...). I usually stick to writing when we have all done the same project. I don't have a BB in the hall and last year my students noticed that they were the only ones in our wing who didn't have work in the hall! The students, parents, and our admin. love seeing the students' writing on the boards.
     
  14. Teach in Tampa

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    You guys are so lucky! My district is limited by the fire marshall's requirement concerning covered wall space - they only allow 20% of walls in the room to be decorated. As you can imagine, this leaves the room bare and pretty ugly if you ask me! I am a first year teacher, and I'm really disappointed by this limitation. I have a word wall and another small bulletin board in my room and that's it. What do you think is most important for my small board? It's approximately 5' wide and 6.5' tall. I would appreciate any suggestions. I am having trouble prioritizing options. Thanks!
     
  15. snoangel

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    Same with us but we break the rules:cool: Not that I'm complaining about cabinet space, but we have so much of it that there's not much for bulletin boards. There's one whole wall (which will include calendar stuff, weather, alphabet, hundreds chart, etc.)and then a typical bulletin board on another wall. I'm thinking the word wall will go up on that board and student work will be on the cabinets...I dunno what I'm gonna do!
     
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    snoangel, we aren't allowed to use tape on the cabinets. Do you have any suggestions for hanging items there? Thanks.
     
  17. Doublescoop

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    First graders love to express affection by giving you their artwork so I've made a "refridgerator" bulletin board on which I hang all my gift artwork. It shows the kids that I'm touched by their presents. At the end of the year or when the fridge is full, I save the really unique and special ones and discretely discard the rest.
     
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    That is INSANE! Isn't the whole purpose of education to promote and celebrate our student's learning?! How can we do that if we "hide" their work?
     

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