TEACHERS OF LIST, HELP A SISTER OUT.

Or anyone with a vested interest in bulletin boards.
  1. I've got TEN bulletin boards in my classroom. Eight are in the classroom and two more are in the hallway, near my room.
  2. Please, give me your best bulletin board ideas.
  3. I've looked at Pinterest, but I want to hear from you all.
  4. You don't have to have them all finished when school starts. Leave some blank & let the kids help decide so they own it! Ideas will come to you as the year progresses!
    Suggested by   @kate81
  5. Character building stuff. 8th grade kids - yowza! Maybe laminate a poster board and have dry erase markers and have a Gratitude board or "Why I Matter" board?
    Suggested by   @kate81
  6. I like the idea of book recommendations. You could do a book rec of the month or week.
    Suggested by   @kate81
  7. I've had a dream of making a book bulletin board where I print a pic of book covers and next to each is a half page review by a student or two.
    Ive been collecting dust jackets for years but haven't used them yet. I'm jealous of your overdose of bulletin boards!
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  8. You can never go wrong with a bunch of maps.
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  9. Since you have so many, I'd suggest making a few more permanent displays. Here's my favorite one from my class. I made the dinosaur for a school-wife event and he's lived on my wall ever since.
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  10. First off, holy shit that's a lot of bulletin boards! How big is your classroom!? Secondly, I always take a headshot of each student the first day off class and then laminate it on the top of an extra big piece of colored construction paper. I hang those on the board closest to the door where visitors will see it and I tape up student work...
    Under each kids photo! (Like this pic except with actual photos of the kids instead of the emoji faces.
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  11. Something to do with literary genres?
    Theme boards for book recommendations - teen lit, sci-fi, LGBT themes, women authors, authors of color, biographies, non-fiction, poetry, etc.
    Suggested by   @jhope71
  12. Bios of authors with pictures
    Contemporary and classic
    Suggested by   @julieann718