I am linking up with Angie and Ashley for this #2getherwearebetter. Super excited to be a part of this fabulous bunch. These two changed my summer, drastically. (All in good ways)
I am not back yet. My room is being used for staff development this week so I can't really share anything with you yet. But here's how I think bulletin boards should be used in classrooms.
I think bulletin boards should show off student work. I have been missing that in middle school. I would hang stuff up in the hallway, but not often. I can't wait to do that this year. This year I plan to display their work inside the classroom and allow students to select what they want on the board. I want the classroom to be more about student ownership than my decorating attempts.
I love interactive bulletin boards.
I have a Sudoku bulletin board, Math Boggle and Number of the Day that I cannot wait to incorporate this year. Some will be early finishers work and some will be part of my Daily 5.
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|Super excited for my black pocket chart to store this activity!!!|
My plan this year to have a Science Interactive Board as well. Here in Texas our 5th graders take a state test for Science as well as Reading and Math. I think this will be a great addition to my class.
If you aren't going to use the bulletin board for learning then its just a pretty picture.
Word walls are great, but if you don't have students USE them, they are just space fillers.
I have had this in my room for several years.
I refer to it often. Even for unit tests but for benchmarks and state testing as well.
Something I did with my middle school students is create the bulletin board with them.
The school year would start off with a large bulletin board like this:
As we learned a new concept, I added notes and it ended up like this:
Disclaimer: These are two different years, had to find pictures I had on my computer.
It was extremely successful with my sixth graders because we created it together and used it ALL THE TIME.
One year I did this:
Super easy for me, but not as effective for students.
The following year I went back to filling it in. (That's the big yellow paper one, just not filled in yet)
I am super excited to get started on my classroom this year because I have given a lot of thought as to what type of environment I want to build with my students. I have some great resources I have found and I can't wait to share the classroom reveal with you. It's quite a challenge for me this year because I am teaching all subjects now, not just math.
Be sure to check out the other link ups and come back because next months linky will be CLASSROOM REVEALS where I can show off my completed bulletin boards,