Thinking spring yet? Spring bulletin boards for classroom teachers (or even libraries or in church) are always a figurative breath of fresh air – even if the temperature hasn’t quite warmed up yet.
Cute bulletin board idea themes for spring might include gardens, flowers, pinwheels, bunnies, pictures of baby chicks, spring showers, and definitely a lot of freshly grown green grass.
One of my best classroom set up tips is that I always change my bulletin board before leaving for school breaks, such as Spring Break.
I make sure my calendar is changed (if applicable), the bulletin boards are done, new pencils are put out, and usually I try to change up the desk arrangements too.
When students return from their time off, it is nice to walk into a “new” space filled with the promise of warmer air, birds chirping, green grass, no snow, and outside recess.
And it is enough to bring a smile to my face, which is important to brave the busy testing and then end-of-the-school year stretch which is sure to be upon us way faster than planned.
I whipped up some cute bulletin board letters you can print and enjoy the coming season with as well!
As far as what to put in the middle, the ideas are limitless and can reflect whatever you are teaching right now!
A couple of ideas:
- Cut out a yellow circle from construction paper and place on board. Cut out flower “petals” for students to write on.
- In the middle of the circle, place a target number. Have students write out “ways to say that number” on the petals and staple to the board around the flower center.
- Using the same idea, write a letter in the middle. Students can find words starting (or ending) with that letter.
- Choose a word to write in the middle. Ask students to use a thesaurus to find synonyms for their writing.
Have fun coming up with ideas for your bulletin board, or just use the letters for word wall headings. You could even have students use them to build words in a center.
I hope you can find a good use for them and enjoy!
This post originally appeared at Organized Classroom.