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April 15, 2014

How to make big bulletin board displays

We are in the throes of Earth Day and loving every second!!! I am getting my bulletin boards ready and made this little guy. 
How to make super big bulletin board displays
People tell me, “Oh, you are such a good artist.” This cracks me up every.single.time.  I tell them I can’t draw, but I can trace and spend hours coloring! 
IMG_0048 Now for a really exciting trick! The Crayola color “Haystack” is the perfect skin color! Seriously, this kid I am coloring could be any number of races. This color is a perfect blend a multi-culture coloring!
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It’s worth it to me.  I am using my Little Earth Hugger with my Easy Ecology Unit
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The 10 page little book is my favorite! I used the cover to make the bulletin board. I just plopped it under my document camera and traced!
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I had a teacher at my school roll her eyes once and say “UUUUUGGGG you have too much time on your hands!” But it’s kind of relaxing to color. I also enlist tons of little kiddlet help.
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This is my Jackson when he was 4. {Sigh} This was 3 years ago!  I had just found Cara Carroll’s blog and knew I had to do her word doctor activity. I needed a little help coloring while I made dinner. My little guy volunteered. My husband ran out the room when I asked for helpers! I don’t blame him. I color at home a lot. I know he thinks if he does it once, I’ll beg him to help more often (He is not wrong.) Obviously, I colored the body, but my little guy could handle the hair. Look at his sweet concentration {sigh again}.
   Just to keep the word doctor theme going I added a Hawaiian shirt and turned him into a dentist for the week we covered compound words!
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Also keep in mind that the kids can color as part of a center.  I don’t think they should spend a lot of class time coloring, but sometimes it’s nice to give them 5 minutes of ownership. Big kids also like to help during their  lunch.
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My students colored this dragon head and also the tail.  With 30 kids helping, it gets done super quickly! But with all that help, things do go wrong. One minute the dragon’s tail had a pattern in the scales and the next minute the tail was entirely black.  Hey, you have to roll with it!
Big bulletin boards are easy-tips from a teacher blogger
You can also project onto colored paper and glue the pieces together. That’s how I made this enormous eagle for my American Symbols unit.  Have fun with your boards, and try going big! It makes a HUGE impact!
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8 comments:

  1. I LOVE to color! It is therapeutic! Your displays are great!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  2. That is just adorable! I've done this but so long ago. I must start doing it again.
    Mels
    Ms. K/1 ELL

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  3. Looks FANTASTIC, Katie! I love seeing your displays! (And I will be having a go at this at some point soon, for sure!)

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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  4. This is a great post Katie. Why am I so in love with that eagle? It is spectacular. I love your comment on coloring. You are so right. Kids need some down time and coloring is relaxing. Big is beautiful and has such a huge impact! Our 4th grade just made massive posters and put them up in their classroom. The kids are so proud of them. Coloring them in could be down collaboratively and they you have Common Cored it... not a real word. Love this and love you...
    Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

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  5. These are great tips! I think collaborative coloring would be a great way to keep bus riders happy and busy while you squeeze in a few minutes of one on one interventions or review.

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  6. Love your displays! Colouring relaxes me too, I really enjoy it :) Thanks for the tips!

    Zoe
    Oh-the-Little-Wonders

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  7. I crack up when I get that comment about drawing so well too! The eagle is fabulous! And I love the way you displayed student work as the dragon body!

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