Saturday, September 24, 2005

Bulletin Board Freak!

Okay - it's true - I have an addictiont to creating bulletin boards! :) Am I secretly a 2nd grade teacher? No, I don't think so! Here are my two bulletin boards so far. The one on the left is for my students - the Large soccer balls have the class rules: be prompt, prepared, productive and polite. The smaller soccer balls have student-created goals on them - like make honor roll, improve spelling, get all homework done, etc.
The 2nd board is my Parts of speech web - Although I hate spiders - the 8 legs lend themselves well to the project. I have a web for each part of speech. This week, my students will brainstorm examples for each part of speech and post their examples on the board. I hope it'll help the kids feel like they helped create the atmosphere in the room.
I have a 3rd board for "Star Writers" and I already have some Grade A essays all about the student's names posted up there. The Names Essay went over well, I thought - the concept of exploring their names was intruiging for the students.


  1. Hi Julie!

    Your blog looks great! I really like this template; the sage color is very refreshing looking. I did check this out when I got your email, but I didn't really have time to read carefully and then respond. I'm sure you're really busy too!

    Your bulletin boards are really cool...I like the way you're using objects to catch the kids' interest. The spider looks great. I hope the kids appreciate your effort.

    You know, I think you should just jump in and do Illustration could even make a collage and scan it. I think that would be wonderful. Maybe you could even involve your students in some way, perhaps by having them think of a visual metaphor for the word. Then you could post a few of them.

    To answer your question about my pieces, some are completely digital (using Illustrator and Photoshop) and some are ink or pencil drawings that I either color in and scan or add color and effects to once they're scanned in. The doodle bird started as a doodle on the inside pocket of a folder. I finished it up at home, colored it in with water color pencils, scanned it, added some effects in Photoshop, and voila...

    Anyway, I'm so excited that you've joined the world of blogging! It can be a fun way to keep in touch. We all miss you at CHS:<, but we're gald you have a great job so close to home:> Take care!

  2. Ready to start drawing? Can't wait to see your work....come by my blogs to see simple fun art and cute animal pictures

    --The Whippy Curly Tails in the Toasty South...




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