A Bulletin Board for Every Month of the Year
The most creative learning environments stem from change and variety, and the best way to accomplish this is to have a bulletin board for every month of the year.
Do it themselves
Allow the students a bit of extra time to make changes to the board each month. Have random drawings to separate the students into groups; each month, let a different group decorate your large cork board. Children who do not interact with certain classmates have the opportunity to work together, reducing the amount of selective groups who tend to exclude others. This helps less outgoing students to get more involved. In addition, the board has a fresh new look each month, and the changing bulletin board decorations give your students something to anticipate.
A seasonal wake-up
The monthly updates make children pay attention to the bulletin board and help them get inspired about the changing seasons or upcoming holiday events. Opt for retaining the same bulletin board paper roll sheets for consecutive months, only alternating the bulletin board borders or cut-outs. Try featuring your students’ own crafts to showcase their creativity.
Discovering innovative learning methods for your bulletin board is not only helpful in the classroom but also later in life; creativity from the beginning helps young minds develop for future ventures.