However, I don't just create boards and leave them up all year. You will NEVER find a board in my room with anchor charts or pre made store bought items. Bulletin boards for me are always a display of student work (with one minor exception at times for Calendar Math....but that is sort of student work) I know others enjoy having reference materials on their boards...and that is great! But for me, I just feel like the kids spend so much time on the work they do, why not display it everywhere??
|You can see in this picture (of my class last year) that I even use the windows and in between the windows to display student work.|
I also have to have coordinating boards and backings. Since my first day of teaching, I have just done this. I don't know why. I just think it looks nice to have a main color border and a white underneath. I also like having the coordinating paper backing as a frame for the work. Again, I think it looks nice and put together.
|Here you can see that all of the backing paper matches the color of the border (which also goes with the "theme" of the American Revolution that we are studying)|
|You can see that the standards, task, and rubric are posted above the board. The title sign is in the middle. Of course, there are t-pins holding the works and sign.|