I'm linking up with another Bright Ideas Blog Hop to bring you some time saving
tips to help you beat those back to school bulletin board blues!
When setting up my classroom I like to hang my boards first, before moving any
of the furniture. Use the empty floor space to lay out your paper or fabric to help
visualize where you want to place your boards on the wall. Keep in mind the other
things you'll be adding around the boards such as pocket charts and posters.
You don't want to have to move them once they're up!
Putting up bulletin boards at the beginning of the year can be a real workout!
Not to mention a little risky as you teeter precariously on any available
surface so you can hang that top trim! The most time consuming part for me
is climbing up and down a zillion times to see if they're straight.
This little tip has saved me a TON of time!
This year as I was using my handy dandy level necklace my teammate
wandered in and said, "I was hanging pictures this weekend and
I discovered I could put a level on my phone." I never even thought of that!
Most teachers know that fabric is a great alternative
to butcher paper. It doesn't fade and is super easy
to store. I get most of mine at Wal-Mart or on
clearance at Hobby Lobby or my local fabric store.
Think ahead about holidays, themes and content
you'll be displaying in your hallway.
Layer your fabric or paper to save time when changing them out.
Simply remove the top layer and replace the border.
At the end of the year, store all of the parts and pieces for boards
you know you'll use again together. Make yourself a little board-in-a-bag
so it's all there and ready to go. I've even taken a quick picture a time or two to
remind myself how I had it set up.
Often times our custodians aren't finished cleaning when we report back.
We sometimes have to wait for the carpets to be cleaned before we can
set up furniture. Keep your bulletin board supplies in an easy to reach place
so you can use that time to get started on your walls. When stuffing things into
cupboards at the end of the year I always pack my bulletin boards LAST
so I can get to them FIRST!
I hope you've enjoyed these tips and found an idea or two you can use!
You can see LOADS of ideas for decorating your boards
on my Bulletin Boards on Pinterest!
Be sure to scroll through the links below for more Bright Ideas
from 150 other teacher/bloggers!
Happy Back-To-School teacher friends!