NEW! March Bulletin Board Ideas for 2012
March is almost here and it is time to think fresh, new bulletin boards that inspire and rejuvenate your classroom. The ideas below get students involved and thinking about their choices. They are colorful, fun, and can be easily adapted to fit with your classroom’s theme and available space.
March Our Way to the Final Day
It is never too late to re-evaluate goals and March is the perfect time to focus on fresh, new ideas. Have students create a list of 3-5 goals that they would like to achieve before the end of the school year. They might include a reading goal, a skill they would like to master, or a behavior that they have been struggling with (i.e. – turning in homework, staying at the desk, etc.). Using sneaker cut-outs, have students write their goals for the last few months of school on the decorated shoes and hang them on the plain background bulletin board. Seeing their goals everyday will remind them, and you, of how much can be achieved in the final few months of the year.
Making Healthy Choices
When you think of March, what color comes to mind? For many, it is the color green to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day, spring flowers, and the color seeping back into the grass. Use green to your advantage and create a bulletin board that focuses on making healthy food choices. Create a “Going Green” campaign with your students and discuss why fruits and vegetables are so important for healthy bodies. On your bulletin board, create “Guess What I Am?” panels about healthy foods where students read the riddle on the outside and lift the flap to find the answer. If you think your students will peek, do not include the answers until after all of the guesses have been recorded and turned in. It is a great way to encourage them to form healthy habits and start eating better – especially before testing time.
Marvelous, Magnificent March
Invigorate students’ writing with a bulletin board focused on descriptive words. In the center of the plain paper or fabric bulletin board background, hang a sentence strip with that says, “March is…” Have students write their descriptive responses on shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day or on any template that fits the theme of your classroom. Is your theme monkeys? Have students write their responses on cut-out monkey templates instead. The focus is on enriching students’ vocabulary to prepare them for more descriptive writing and state mandated testing.
What are some of your favorite March bulletin board ideas?