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Monopoly Bulletin Board Ideas

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Monopoly Bulletin Board IdeasParker Brothers’ timeless Monopoly game is the perfect backdrop for an educational bulletin board.  Not only does it have visual appeal with the game board and colorful cards, it also offers a plethora of learning opportunities.  Whether you are focusing on math and money or reading skills, there are standards that can be addressed with accuracy and ease.  Take a look at the three Monopoly-inspired bulletin board ideas below and consider incorporating them into your classroom’s decor.

Monopoly Money Supports CCSS

The Common Core Standards place money as primarily a second grade skill (CCSS 2.MD.8), but also have it listed for fourth grade word problems (CCSS 4.MD.2).  However, as a supplemental lesson, a Monopoly-based money themed bulletin board is a sure hit for a math station or center.  Cover the board with plain fabric or paper and trim it with the Monopoly™ Money Die Cut Border Trim.    Hang math word problems that are written on Monopoly™ Die Cut Accents on the board for students to solve.  Provide play money in a basket beneath the board for students to use when solving the problems.  Have them record their answers in their math journals or on an answer sheet that they can turn in.  Students will get money skill reinforcement while being highly engaged.

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Sherri Fleischer
Sherri Fleischer

My 4/5 grade classroom will have a board game theme this coming year. I've got a mathopoly and a bookopoly center which goes perfect with the Monopoly Mini Bulletin Board set. I'm also creating a Boggle center (making words curriculum), Scattergory (word sort curriculum). I'm using Candy Land steps to document growth on math skills and AR points. I'm using Twister for vocabulary and math facts I've got a Bingo cage for randomly calling on students as well as a set of dice which will be used to keep students engaged in the process. My latest addition is the Really Good Stuff Arrow Spinners which will point to how we're working today (whole group, buddy, team, independent) and to keep my center rotations flowing smoothly. I rely heavily on Really Good Stuff and Pinterest to create amazing ideas. I can't wait to get back in my classroom!

Kristen
Kristen

I would use this bulletin set as a homework incentive. The students who turn in their homework would get to take a turn. The money they earn could be used to buy additional prizes, such as extra computer time, lunch with the teacher, etc.

Max Sweeny
Max Sweeny

I would also use it to track homework done completely!!

Mrs. S.
Mrs. S.

I could see using this as a very interactive board. I've liked the ideas of behavior/classroom management through a classroom economy system, as well as 'Homework-opoly.' I'd love to see this as a sort of literacy or math station rotation organizer. So your stations could be the properties/colors and your groups might be the pieces. It might take a bit of tweaking...but picture this..."Ok, I need all of my "hats" on Boardwalk." As students complete stations they could earn $$...lots of possibilities, but I think it could help with organization. All of your yellow properties may be related to a certain skill...or maybe one of the Daily 5, and maybe Free Parking is Independent Reading or Free Reading. Great Concept!

Marian
Marian

I think the display could be a great way to encourage reading. The students could research the properties and landmarks used in the game. The money could be incentives for books read. The more read or the higher level of reading (complexity) would earn money that could be used for incentives or rewards.

Roy
Roy

This would be great to tie in math concepts with game playing

Michelle
Michelle

This is really great. As suggested I would use this to create a table group point system. Peer pressure is a powerful tool, so I would use this for behavior, homework, attendance, participation, etc.

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson

I would use the board for behavior reinforcement and also math lessons. 2nd graders struggle with money. So this would be very helpful for teaching it.

Nicholle
Nicholle

I could use this to help my kiddos track their homework (if it's turned in, you can play your piece). I could also use it to supplement our unit on money.

Julie P.
Julie P.

I could use this in so many ways: track behavior, homework completion, reading logs. This is a great way to tie in something the kids know about! Cool ideas with a great board!

Debbie
Debbie

This is a great set of tools for math. I would probably set up a bulletin board for a workshop on money using the set. I could also use it for a homework tracker. Students would move around the Monopoly board as they bring in there homework. Prizes would be awarded when they land on certain squares. There are so many ideas this set could be used for.

Donna Evitts
Donna Evitts

I love all the ideas. Since I am a Monopoly Nut this has to go in my room. I would go with the point earning ideas.

Terri Buscemi
Terri Buscemi

I would use parts of this for a Mind Benders board. With the problems on the die cuts, having the easier problems worth less and the harder problems be more. I would have the Money borders to make pockets for the students to put their answers in. Students who get the correct answer can get the money that they earned, and then spend their money n the prize store. It is something I was going to do this year, but using the Monopoly theme would be cute and I think more interesting to the students in the school (I am a math Specialist in a K-4 building)

Charlotte Davis
Charlotte Davis

I am a school librarian and I would love this set as a beginning of the year board. It would be so easy to connect to stacks of fiction and nonfiction books. It would work well as a way to draw connections to following rules, economic concept, history, and fiction books with money or business themes. I like the idea of having students create new property card sets with book themes - tied to specific authors, genres, settings, or characters.

Robin Clem
Robin Clem

I would use the set to foster a team spirit. Since I put 4desks together to make small groups I would name each group after a monopoly piece. We could then move around the board depending on the groups good behavior.

Diane Keller
Diane Keller

I love this! I would make a great reward system. I think I would use it to reward tables that worked well together and followed directions.

Rachael
Rachael

I would use it as a behavior management tool. In my resource room I would use this as an incentive for good behaviors and reward students based on where they "land".

Dionne Mageloff
Dionne Mageloff

I would use it one of two ways to help us count down to 100 days of school. or during Our money lesson. it would make that so much more tangible for the kids.

Shawn Turpin
Shawn Turpin

I would use this fantastic bulletin board set to promote positive behaviors in my class! I teach an all girls grade 2 classroom and I know it would be a huge hit!

Regina Giles
Regina Giles

I love this! I would use the board as a "behavior-opoly" board and recognize students as they demonstrate positive classroom and school-wide behaviors!

Ellen Hermanson
Ellen Hermanson

This is a really cute bulletin board set for behavior management or money practice. I would use it to track positive behaviors and comments we get from others. As a class we could earn some small celebration for completing a section or a certain amount of money. There are so many possibilities!

Brenda Glover
Brenda Glover

I love the idea of using the Monopoly board set to reinforce positive behavior and working together as a team. I would use this as an incentive with each table grouping. We are promoting leadership skills and teamwork throughout our school this year. This would compliment our approach to building these skills and could also be used to teach common core standards. Win-win!

Shabre
Shabre

I would use the bulletin board set to track good behavior. The students would be able to earn rewards.

Beth
Beth

I love Monopoly! I think it would be a lot of fun to incorporate this game into my behavior plan for the year. I think rewarding them with Money they can use to buy "properties" or goodies. This would be lots of fun to play with all year long! Hope I win!

Mary Ann Z
Mary Ann Z

This would be wonderful for all the ways you mention as well as for an enrichment site for math activities, and enrichment for research with the persuasive genre.

Rebecca
Rebecca

I love this!! I teach 5th grade math. There are several ways I could use this. Last year I made a Homeworkopoly board to keep track of students doing their homework on time as a game. I could also use it as a behavior chart BB. I could use this as a cool BB for math units. I would love this.

Tammy Stotler
Tammy Stotler

I would use it as an interactive incentive bulletin board for "Daily Math Word Problem." Would probably use a "team" concept for use of the game pieces and to incorporate "cooperative learning." Not to mention correlating this activity with our NxtG CCSS's!

Heather Randolph
Heather Randolph

I would use this as a reward with my special ed classroom. They love this game and would enjoy having a bulletin board with this theme and love the fact they would be rewarded using it to recognize their hard work!

Sarah
Sarah

I would use this as a team building exercise to either start or end the week. Each team would take turns "rolling the dice". They would then have to decide as a team whether to purchase the property or to pass it on. This would help build team skills, money skills, decision making skills and something for them to look forward to on a weekly basis. At the end of the year, the team that built up the most "assets" would get to pick the activity for our end of year celebration.

Debbie Krueger
Debbie Krueger

I would use this to encourage/motivate both good behavior and work habits. I have had issues with both and I am looking for a fun way to achieve both.

Elaina
Elaina

I am implementing a new token economy in my classroom and this would aid in teaching the value of money

Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson

I would love to use the Monopoly™ Mini Bulletin Board Set in my classroom! It goes along very well with the gamification I've set up for the students which allows them to earn points to buy things in our class store weekly. The students love to play our Canada-opoly game which also ties in nicely. Awesome!

Jennifer Allison
Jennifer Allison

I would use it as an incentive chart. Each student can move once a day at the end of the day if they were good. Once they pass Go they would get in my treasure box. It would be a very fun way for them to earn rewards!

Sarah Carper
Sarah Carper

I would use this to track homework. Getting to "play" would be a reward for those who turn in homework. They would get a set amount of money per day for completing all homework and can use that money to buy their properties, etc.

Susan Pemberton
Susan Pemberton

This bulletin board will help keep my writing students engaged in the process. Their groups could earn rewards for keeping up on their writing assignments in the correct fashion. In order for them to earn rewards they have to make sure their folders and journals are completed well daily and weekly.

Sabrina
Sabrina

I would use this bulletin board set to help teach my class economics while also integrating basic math skills. They can roll dice and create math sentences and when they earn enough money from behavior or correct answers, they will spend money on hotels/houses. I could also have each house acquainted with a prize from the classroom to help with behavior management. This will help teach students they must earn money in order to spend it.

Amanda
Amanda

I'd use it as an incentive for completing work and coming to class prepared. Both things the kids in my learning support class need to be taught and motivated to do!

Dorothy
Dorothy

I would use this set in conjunction with my Math Lab lessons. With the new Common Core problem solving skills students need to be able demonstrate, this BB set would go along well with the problem solving skills I will teach my students through using board games.

Mary Claire Cockrell
Mary Claire Cockrell

I teach students who have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, and I love the idea of tying in the Monopoly board and tracking with my current incentive program! Plus, our 5th graders create their own themed Monopoly board as a summative assessment following their economics unit. This would be perfect to display as they are getting their creativity flowing!

Karen Harris
Karen Harris

So many fun ideas... I think the Monopoly theme would work great with a reading incentive program. As kids complete books, they can advance. I like the idea of table teams earning the reading points together, as it would cause students to be encouraging of one another.

Vickie Baker
Vickie Baker

I think this is a fantastic set. My summer project for my middle schoolers was to create a Monopoly Game for a book that they read this summer. So since then, I have decided to do a Board Game theme in my room. I teach language Arts and all of the bulletin boards will be about Monopoly theme.

Megan Ratica
Megan Ratica

There are so many uses for this set! I would use it as an interactive board for my daily centers. Each of the colors and landmarks would represent different centers and my students could use it to figure out their rotation. This would also help with pairing up and go great with Really Good Stuff's clock partners!

Jennifer
Jennifer

I would love to use the monopoly set as a behavior system. This would be perfect to motivate students to achieve higher goals and continue on with positive behaviors throughout the year!

Amy
Amy

I would use for tracking behavior and giving rewards to those who did good.

Diane
Diane

I would use it in my Social Studies class to explain that most towns and cities have banks, hotels and the like. Then we can name such landmarks in the area we are studying.

Jeanette Stinebaugh
Jeanette Stinebaugh

I would use the bulletin board set to practice money skills each day.

Michelle Sarabia
Michelle Sarabia

As a special education resource teacher I would love to use this as a pacing behavior/work completion tracker. I could see setting it up with the kids moving each time they complete a set amount of work with good scores, or getting "caught being good" by staff, etc. to work toward a reward, and of course, bragging rights! As a part of it I would probably also use the theme for money math/language, and/or similar themes as student needs dictated.

Lana Murray
Lana Murray

I teach 4th grade and have been pondering what new theme I want for this year - Monopoly would be perfect! I have a board in the hallway that will be the "welcome" board at first and then change as the year goes on. Inside the room, I have a permanent board where we track the students' progress toward their A.R. goals - I have used animals the last 2 years and Monopoly would be great! They could work their way around the board as they near their goal for the trimester. I also put reward charts on their desks where they get a sticker each time their planner is signed, and 10 stickers means they get tochoose a prize from my treasure box. I'm not sure if you have Monopoly desk tags/plates, but if I won this I would buy them as well because I like the whole room to stick with the theme! Awesome!

Michelle
Michelle

I have two thoughts for this board. I would either use it for group management. I would give money for following directions, getting to work, working quietly, etc. I might also use it for keeping track of homework. Not sure exactly how I would do this, but have seen some good ideas that I might try.