My Favorite Bulletin Board Ideas (Part 1)!
I never feel like I have enough time….but I’m one of those weirdos that loves putting together fun bulletin boards for school. My favorite bulletin boards also serve as a way to recommend books to students. I’m already starting to pin ideas that tie in to book recommendations for this school year. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite bulletin boards from past years. This is my first post about some of my favorite bulletin boards. I will have a second post with more ideas next week. Also, feel free to modify any bulletin board ideas to use at your school this year!
My Reading Life Bulletin Boards
My Reading Life Door
My Reading Life Bulletin Board
I got the reading life door idea from Donalyn Miller, the author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild. I use it every year to get students excited about reading and to show them I am a reader. I include books I’ve read as recently as over the summer to older books that were a favorite when I was a kid. Now that I am in the library, I try to change up the books through out the year. I talk about the board at the beginning of the year and also point out when I’ve changed some of the books. I love when I see students using my reading life board to pick out books in the library.
Choose Kind Bulletin Board
Travis Jonker and I made this bulletin board based on books like Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We picked books that deal with anti-bullying and kindness.
Welcome Back Books!
The Welcome Back books where all school related and were books to use at the beginning of the year. Travis Jonker and I put it together for the library.
The Mock Caldecott bulletin board Travis and I put together. Travis had second grade teachers (including me) read each book to the students and rate them. The students loved it. We tallied up the totals and shared the Mock winners with the students.
We also made a bulletin board of past winners.
We posted the actual winners of the Caldecott, Geisel and Newbery Awards.
I realized that I have more bulletin boards to share….So look for more bulletin board ideas next week on my blog.
So what are your favorite bulletin board ideas?! I would love to hear what you do to get kids excited about books and reading in your library or classroom!