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Bulletin Board Creation. Teacher Academy 2014. Why Create a Bulletin Board?. Make classroom look appealing, inviting, interesting and colorful What are some other reasons??. Three Types of Bulletin Boards. Display Boards – Share Student Work Celebrate a person or occasion

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Bulletin board creation

Bulletin Board Creation

Teacher Academy

2014


Why create a bulletin board

Why Create a Bulletin Board?

  • Make classroom look appealing, inviting, interesting and colorful

  • What are some other reasons??


Three types of bulletin boards

Three Types of Bulletin Boards

  • Display Boards –

    • Share Student Work

    • Celebrate a person or occasion

    • Back-to-School Night / P-T Conferences

    • Announce a special event

      • Content is usually student-generated

  • Informational Boards

    • Reinforce a skill

    • Present new information

      • Limit the visual clutter

  • Interactive Boards

    • Interactive with manipulatives

    • Easy access, colorful, durable, clear directions


Bulletin board basics

Bulletin Board Basics

Measure to Make Sure!!

  • Lettering

    • Print size

    • Spacing

    • Upper/Lower – ALL CAPS

    • Left to Right

  • Balance/Symmetry

    • By nature, 41% of us look to the upper left-hand corner first…

    • Formal = one side is a mirror image of the other

    • Informal = both sides have equal weight but have different arrangements

  • CurectSpelin, pleeze!!


Bulletin board basics cont d

Bulletin Board Basics Cont’d…

  • Materials:

    • Variety/contrast is good – but not too over stimulating

    • Colorful –make sure colors match; set the mood

      • Red/orange/yellow = warm colors that jump out at you

      • Violets/blues/greens = make good backgrounds

    • Graphics -

      • Proportioned correctly; Applicable to the topic

    • Borders should match the theme/purpose

  • Appearance

    • Error Free – no smudges, tears, etc.

    • Borders lay flat and overlap nicely


Bulletin board creation

Other Thoughts…

  • Purpose

    • What are you trying to communicate to your students / audience?

  • Keep it simple!

    • Less is more!

    • White space is good

  • Think about Rhythm

    • Guides the eye

    • Depends on placement

      Lots of things to think about!!


Bulletin board creation

Plan, Plan, Plan

  • Sketch Up

    • Sketch up a plan before you begin.

    • Lay it out so you know where everything is going to go – and it fits!!

  • Measure to make it look nice

    • Ideas from Mrs. V. 

    • Yard stick / ruler = do not eyeball it!

  • Stand back and take a look!

    • Does it look nice?

    • Is it eye appealing?


Plan plan plan

Plan, Plan, Plan

  • What do you notice about this bulletin board? Talk at your table.

  • List 5 things (good or bad)


Plan plan plan1

Plan, Plan, Plan

  • What do you notice about this bulletin board? Talk at your table.

  • List 5 things (good or bad)


Bulletin board creation

Where to Display?

  • Talk at your table – name at least 5 places

  • Each of you go stand in front of a different place you could put a Bulletin Board display

Materials to Use?

  • Paper on a roll

  • Wrapping paper

  • Table Cloths

  • Fabric

  • Wall paper

  • Felt

  • Styrofoam shapes

  • Old postcards

  • CDs

  • Play money for border


Bulletin board creation

Now it’s YOUR turn!

  • Today you’ll begin to create a bulletin board!

  • Pick your partner wisely

  • Rubric spells it all out

  • Your idea must be approved by Mrs. Luban or Mrs. V.

  • Be able to tell us your purpose for the Bulletin Board

  • Have fun with it!

  • Timing is on your own – done by Friday, Feb 21


Bulletin board creation

Working Partners

  • The following people will work together to create your bulletin boards:

  • Sydney and Courtney - #1 – 5th lab space

  • Briell and Cassidy - #2 – Kitchen door

  • Tori P and Celena - #3 – Window in Lab

  • Rachel and Tori W - #4 – 6th lab space

  • Marissa and Erika - #5 – Window in class


Bulletin board creation

Working Partners

  • The following people will work together to create your bulletin boards:

  • Tori and Maggie - #1 – 1st lab space

  • Alisha and Harry - #2 – Storage room door

  • Bekahand Nicole - #3 – 4th space

  • Abby and Tiffany - #4 – Portable board

  • Joe and Dianna - #5 – 3rd lab space

  • Kailey and Bianca - #6 – Front board

  • Mycah and Kelsey- #7 – 2nd lab space

  • Jocelyn and Rowan - #8 – Door into Parent Room

  • Elisha and Marissa - #9 – Window in lab


Bulletin board creation

What’s Important??

Divide your board into 4 (or 6)

sections.

On your Dry Erase board, each person records:

One important fact about: (4 minutes)

  • Purpose?

  • Materials?

  • Types?

  • Basics?

  • Planning?

  • Other…


Bulletin board creation

Things to Think About…

  • Decide on a grade level and a purpose

  • Sketch it up!!

  • Have Mrs. V. or Mrs. Luban approve your design

    • Look at the Rubric!


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