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Gearing Up… August 2, 2010

Filed under: back to school,bulletin boards,classroom,decorating — hey2blondie @ 5:40 pm

Today I decided that I would work in my classroom since school starts in a week in a half. It’s 5:25 pm and I am still at school. I have worked on my bulletin boards most of the time and they are finally done! I teach 6th grade Reading, English, and 7th grade English. At the beginning of the year, I like to have a board about their summer reading. This year they could choose one book from the following list:

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Hatchet by Gary Pulsen

Old Yeller by Fred Gibson

Island of the Blue Dolphines by Scott O’Dell

My students then had to write a book report using the criteria provided. They could write a newspaper article, radio drama, or a song. I will display their work the board below. Each student will also decorate their own flip flop to place on the board along with their book report.

We also have to have a religious bulletin board. I got this idea on our way to Florida. There was a bus that said, ” Jesus is the real lifesaver.” I made my”soulsaver” candies out of construction paper.


My last bulletin board I got the idea off of the internet. I added more parts of speech than what was shown on the internet. I made the puzzle pieces out of construction paper too.

I feel that my bulletin boards look great! I guess tomorrow I will have to get organized and maybe hang some posters!


4 Responses to “Gearing Up…”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    I stumbled on your blog, and I just love your bulletin boards. I teach Language Arts to 5th graders and I could def. see using the “We’ve Flipped Over Summer Reading,” board! Very creative! This year, I did a “Reading MonSTARS” board and will be putting up the students’ reviews of books and pictures of them reading among colorful, fun monsters. Thanks for the great ideas. 🙂

  2. Jingle Says:

    fabulous showcase,
    these words in the board is compact and powerful.
    fun way to send a message or express an opinion.
    your blog rocks.

  3. Jingle Says:

    I invite you to attend Thursday Poets Rally week 31.
    sign in, link in a poem, visit and comment for 18 poets, get yourself known to the community.
    let me know when you are ready.
    Thanks a lot.

  4. cdm Says:

    Why, oh why, do schools keep assigning The Island of the Blue Dolphins? I’m in my fifties now, and read that book when I was about 10, and I’m still depressed by all the terrible things that happen to that girl. Sometimes I think you can’t win a Newberry medal (sp.?) unless your book is extremely depressing. Now The Phantom Tollbooth, THAT’S a perfect summer read (or good to read at any other time.)

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