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March Bulletin Board Ideas

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March is the month for celebrating spring and gearing up for standardized testing.  Are your bulletin boards ready?  If you’re looking for some fun new ways to brighten up your preschool, elementary or middle school March bulletin boards, try one of the ideas below.  If you use one of the ideas, be sure to take a picture and post it to our Facebook page.  We would love to see your creativity!

Spring Into New Behavior

While the traditional spring bulletin boards are always a good option, put a new twist on them this March with an anti-Bullying theme.  “Spring Into New Behavior” can encourage students to take a stand against bullying and help promote better, more positive, choices.  Cover the board in tinfoil to create a reflective surface that students can see themselves in.  On colorful, cut-out flowers write anti-bullying tips* for students and hang them on the board.  Have students create a pledge to refrain from and help prevent bullying when they see it.  Write the pledges on cut-out clouds, butterflies, or other spring related cut-outs.  Hang them on the board to complete the picture and create an anti-bullying reminder that your students will take to heart.

*Anti-bullying tips that you might want to use include:

  • Be respectful.
  • Report bullying.
  • Give respect to get respect.

Interactive Review

With Standardized Testing approaching, there comes the need for skill review.  Create a bulletin board that is designated as a review center where students can work during downtime in the classroom.  Start by sectioning off the board into four quadrants.  Hang different colored paper or fabric in each section.  Label each section with the name of the subject to be reviewed.  For example, you may have sections for math, reading, grammar, and vocabulary if those are the big four that your students will be tested on.  Create review sheets or copy them from a test review book and place them in folders that you have hung in each quadrant.  Students work through them at their own pace and when they have completed a review sheet they can write their name on a construction paper square and hang it in that section.  By the time testing time arrives your students will be ready to go.


    Photo by Minimalist Photography (flickr.com)

    March Madness

    Break out the small basketball hoop that attaches to the door and use it for your bulletin board instead.  On a bulletin board covered in basketball theme fabric, hang the basketball hoop and a folder containing blank brackets.  Place a set of math fact flashcards on a table in front of the board, or hang them in a folder.  Have students choose different flashcards to fill in each line of the bracket.  While there does not have to be one number that carries through to the next level, it is a good way to have students practice a wide range of math facts.  Use multiplication, division, addition or subtraction cards to focus in on what your students need the most help with.  Once completed, the math brackets can be displayed on the bulletin board itself.

    What are some of your favorite March bulletin board ideas?  Leave a comment below and share with us!


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    6 comments
    Brenda
    Brenda

    In my district we teach Open Court. This month in Kindergarten we study Patriotism. Everything is red, white, and blue! We do manage to get a little more color in with the bald eagle.

    Nichole D
    Nichole D

    I have an interactive bulletin board. AZ State Board of ED says that I have to have a Grammar Wall. (I have the State Required ELD 4 hour block - 1st grade). When we were studying nouns, my students took turns drawing pictures of nouns on index cards, labeling them (labeling pictures is a Standard), and placing them on the Wall. Currently, we are reviewing adjectives, so that is that part of our Grammar Wall that is the most active. They are underlining the adjective before the noun (so many of my ESL kiddos are still putting the adjective after the noun, that's why I have them underline it - to have them remember where it goes in English.) :-D The students love being able to change things around on the bulletin board! :-D

    Danielle Kendall
    Danielle Kendall

    I love the idea of having a bulletin board on bullying. That would really raise awareness. It is becoming a problem more and more each day.

    virginia ott
    virginia ott

    Spring is a wonderful time to teach. The beginning of life is everywhere. We usually raise butterflies. It really sets the stage for spring.

    Crystal Policastro
    Crystal Policastro

    I always love making a huge rainbow out of links(like a Christmas chain) and form it into a rainbow. I put a huge pot of gold at the end. Then each child writes how they would catch a leprechaun. They come out super cute!!

    Sarah C
    Sarah C

    I just love when you post bulletin board ideas. They are my favorite thing to make! I feel that students get tired if boards stay up too long, so you have to be constantly changing them so as not to make the students bored!!